Summer Olympics 2021: The Pain of Not Making the Team

By Melissa Riddle Chalos With the Summer Olympics set to open on July 23, people around the world are entranced by elite athletic performance, and the extra year of waiting for the Toyko Games has only added to the anticipation.  Athletes in every sport spend most of their lives aspiring… Read More

Addiction Risk and ADHD: What’s the Connection?

By Clint Fletcher Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 5% of adults and 6-9% of children worldwide. While the medical community used to believe ADHD rarely continued beyond childhood, longer studies have shown that for millions this disorder carries through to adulthood and continues to have consequences. A… Read More

Addiction Risk Factors for College Students

By Beau Black Drinking and drug use have become, for many, a socially accepted part of the college experience. College drinking especially is almost viewed as a rite of passage among students. The broad understanding that it’s “no big deal” ignores the potential consequences of college substance abuse –… Read More

Overcoming a Relapse: Reclaiming Your Sobriety

By Wesley Gallagher Recovery from addiction is a long road, and it’s not always a straight one. There are twists and turns along the way, speed bumps and detours. And unfortunately, part of the journey for many includes relapse. In fact, according to the National… Read More

Abandonment Issues at the Holidays

By Anna McKenzie The holidays often bring families together. While the emphasis on close relationships results in joy for many, it can mean sadness and fear for others. If you have experienced abandonment, estrangement, or the traumatic loss of a parent or guardian, the holidays may dredge up painful memories. Even… Read More

The Digital Dilemma: Avoiding Online Pitfalls

By Anna McKenzie Without question, social media has increased our exposure to both the positive and negative aspects of social life. At their worst, these platforms have arguably created the potential for addiction as well as harm to our mental health. Likes, comments, and shares — seemingly indicating approval… Read More

When Binge Drinking Turns From Youthful Partying to Big Problem

By Anna McKenzie Because alcohol is not perceived to be as harmful as other drugs, binge drinking is fairly common. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 51% of the population 12 and older reported binge drinking in the past month. Excessive alcohol… Read More

Putting Social Media in its Place

By Wesley Gallagher Social media. It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when it didn’t pervade almost every aspect of our lives. Personal, professional and everything in between, social media is here to stay, so we’d better find a way to live with it. The question is,… Read More