a woman considers how millennials are losing the fight against overdose and suicide

Millennials Are Losing the Fight Against Overdose and Suicide

The opioid epidemic is notorious for not discriminating. Opiate addiction has impacted individuals, families and communities from all regions of the country, all economic statuses and all age groups. However, one group hit especially hard by alcoholism, addiction and suicide is Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1996. A recent report co-authored by Trust for America’s…

cookies with a marijuana leaf over one remind us that potent pot is more prevalent as is unintentional use

Potent Pot is More Prevalent, So is Unintentional Use

A recent study revealed that between 2000 and 2017 nearly 3,000 children under the age of 6 were admitted to United States poison care centers after ingesting marijuana. As the drug becomes more prevalent in society, so have reported incidents of unintentional marijuana ingestion. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of children admitted to centers…

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Recovery Wisdom Around the Corner from Amatus

In a picturesque cemetery nestled in the rolling hills of Owings Mills, Maryland, is the burial place of Reverend Sam Shoemaker, a Baltimore native credited with inspiring the first three steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step recovery program. Less than a mile from Shoemaker’s grave at St. Thomas’ Church is the Amatus Health headquarters, where…

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5 Boundaries you should be Setting with the Addict or Alcoholic in your life

Alcohol and drug addiction hurt more than just the addict or alcoholic, it hurts all the people around us. Friends, family members, significant others, all go through the pain and suffering with the addict. Learning how to set boundaries with an addict can be difficult, and can often feel painful, but boundaries are the best…