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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.

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Posts about Policy and Laws

Missouri Wants to Pass a Bill That Would Criminalize Pregnant Women That Take Drugs

Missouri Wants to Pass a Bill That Would Criminalize Pregnant Women That Take Drugs

Along with the opioid crisis for which the United States was put on a Public Health Emergency for, the number of babies that are born addicted to opiates has also risen.

Why Are States Suing Pharmaceutical Companies?

Why Are States Suing Pharmaceutical Companies?

Since 1998 with the Big Tobacco take down, there has not been as crucial of a lawsuit that have formed than the ones that have been established in the past year against Big Pharma.

Are Hydromorphone Vending Machines the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?

Are Hydromorphone Vending Machines the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?

Finding a solution to the opioid crisis is one of the most important issues that are on the minds of people across the world.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Most of the time when addiction is reported about or brought to a local level, the news stories can be mostly about the crime aspect instead of what addiction really is.

This Time What Happens in Vegas Will Not Stay in Vegas.

This Time What Happens in Vegas Will Not Stay in Vegas.

As the Route 91 Harvest Festival was in full swing October 1st, I was on a runway at LAX heading for JFK.

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