Preparing Young Adults for College Life Without Substance Abuse

By Tamarra Kemsley Getting your young adult ready for college means more than standardized test reviews and campus tours. With 1,825 young people ages 18-24 killed each year to due to alcohol-related injuries alone, it means taking a proactive role in educating teens on the dangers of substance misuse.1 Legal age restrictions haven’t stopped alcohol…

Arizona Leads the Charge in Overdose Prevention by Ensuring Access to Narcan

By Dane O’Leary The opioid epidemic is the most severe drug crisis in United States history. Ever since painkiller abuse became a large-scale problem in the late 1990s, annual addiction and overdose death rates have continued to climb. To make matters worse, the gap between the current and previous years’ rates has been getting bigger,…

Finding Joy in Recovery

By Stephanie Thomas You made the decision to walk away from your addiction. That’s a really big deal! Consider this a virtual high five and — yeah, let’s just go for it — an enthusiastic happy dance. After all, just because recovery is serious business doesn’t mean your life has to be. But I Don’t…

The Opioid Crisis in America: An Overview

Opioids are everywhere in the news. Celebrities are often entering rehab to kick their addictions to painkillers or suffering overdoses from prescription opioids or heroin. The opioid epidemic doesn’t just affect the rich and famous though. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the death toll from opioid overdoses, including heroin, synthetic…