into the light exhibit which documents the impact addiction has on families

Into Light: Baltimore Exhibit Documents the Impact Addiction Has on Families

Saturday approaches and we eagerly await it’s arrival. This particular Saturday is National Go To A Museum Day, a rarely unprompted activity nowadays among the busy day to day life. Alternatively, try an art exhibit—like perhaps the Theresa Clower exhibit at Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Gormley Gallery. INTO LIGHT; “Through art, honoring those who…

chain link fence represent the way that the mlb can't afford to balk at treating players' addictions

After Tyler Skaggs’ Death, MLB Can’t Afford to Balk at Treating Players’ Addictions

Just over three months ago, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Texas. Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy revealed that he died from aspiration of gastric contents, and that he had opiates including fentanyl in his system.  Eric Kay, the Director of Communications for the Angels, claims he supplied Skaggs…

two people think about whether mental health and addiction need your attention

Treat Both: Mental Health and Addiction Need Your Attention

People with substance use disorders (SUD), commonly referred to as addiction or alcoholism, often have co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But which condition came first? When seeking addiction treatment it is important to also enter mental health treatment, or vice versa. This is often called a dual…

gun sculpture shows that treating trauma is paramount in treating addiction

Treating Trauma is Paramount in Treating Addiction

Experiencing or being exposed to violence is one of the leading causes of trauma. We all experience trauma differently. For some it could be from sustaining an injury during a car accident. For others it could be from experiencing military combat. Others could have been subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. As much as…