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May Mental Health Month & Observances

Mental Health Month #mhm2020 #4Mind4Body #Tools2Thrive Mental Health Month is a yearly observance in May that aims to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and educate the public about mental illnesses. It also aims to bring attention to suicide, which can be brought on by some mental illnesses. While 20 percent of Americans will experience a mental […]


Pandemic Puts Recovery At Risk

From NPR: Opioid Addiction Is ‘A Disease Of Isolation,’ So Pandemic Puts Recovery At Risk by Martha Bebinger Before the spreading coronavirus became a pandemic, Emma went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every week in the Boston area and to another support group at her methadone clinic. She says she felt safe, secure and never […]


COVID-19: Implications for People with SUDs

From Nora’s Blog, NIDA: COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders April 06, 2020 As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. […]