Vulnerability The Birthplace of Trust Love Belonging and Courage
25April

Vulnerability The Birthplace of Trust Love Belonging and...

By Jessica Benson

"There's a lot of mythology about vulnerability, and the big one is that it's weakness" -Best-selling author Brene Brown. Brown's new Netflix special "Brene Brown: The Call to Courage" is spreading her message about embracing our vulnerabi

A Safety First Drug Class Much Different Than Just Say No
22April

A Safety First Drug Class Much Different Than Just Say No

By Jessica Benson

What do you guys think about this? The "just say no" idea to abstain from drugs and alcohol once seemed simple but not very educational. Now there is a different approach- telling teenagers the TRUTH with a "safety first" mentality. This

More Than 17 Million Americans Affected By Alcohoilsm
17April

More Than 17 Million Americans Affected By Alcohoilsm

By Jessica Benson

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance 17.6 million American adults are being affected by alcohol. 1 of 12 actually have an alcohol-use disorder! The council reported that 7 million children live in a home wher

Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?
16April

Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?

By Jessica Benson

As a result of a raging opioid epidemic, many people have become aware of the dangers of prescription painkillers like hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin). But there are several other medicines commonly found in the medicine cab

Preventing Addiction With Insight
16April

Preventing Addiction With Insight

By Jessica Benson

Researchers at the University of Utah College of Social Work testing mindfulness training to disrupt the development of conditioned behaviors. "Imagine having a way to inoculate people against addiction, one of our biggest public health cr

Lady Gaga Educates about Substance Use Anxiety and Depression
12April

Lady Gaga Educates about Substance Use Anxiety and...

By Jessica Benson

Lady Gaga is making headlines for the non profit organization she started with her mother seven years ago the Born This Way Foundation. “We were driven by the belief that a kinder, braver world was possible, and we were inspired by

The Myth of Healthy Drinking
04June

The Myth of Healthy Drinking

By Jessica Benson

Another meta-study demolishes decades of wishful thinking. Vox notes that "an impressive new meta-study involving 600,000 participants, published recently in The Lancet, suggests that levels of an alcohol previously thought to be relativ