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5 Myths about drug addiction that are completely wrong

5 Myths About Drug Addiction that are Completely Wrong

Substance Abuse: Unveiling the Myths About Drug Addiction By, Mayah Taylor, MA Myths about drug addiction remain an issue among Americans today. In case you didn’t know September is National Recovery Month. It is important that we spend the time to educate ourselves on substance use treatment and mental health services. People need to know […]

Support Groups in the Community. Do they Really Help?

By Mayah Taylor, M.A. The Relationship Between Community Support Groups and Anger How do support groups or more specifically community support help people with anger management? Who needs it? Why? What does it do for you? These are the questions we tend to ask ourselves when we hear the word “support.” Most if not all […]

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The Freshman Binge Drinking Culture and How to Manage It

Freshman binge drinking has been a long-time college culture notion. Entering college life can be a high time for teens. Stepping up to a new stage in life can be both exciting and nerve-racking for these teens. There are many  factors that affect why students start to drink and some of these may be quite […]

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Can Eating Disorders be Caused by Fear of the Freshman 15?

By now, you’ve heard the warnings about “freshman 15.” But is it just a myth?  Many students are likely to gain weight-but it may not be the full freshman 15 and it may not happen during freshman year. Good news, right? College offers temptations and requires many adjustments for the incoming Freshman. There are many […]

The challenges of being a freshman

The Challenges of Being a Freshman

Peer pressure, stress, anxiety, and homesickness are some of the challenges that freshmen face in their new life in college. Stepping foot in a new school is definitely one for the books for many teens. Teenagers think that by being in college and away from home, they can be free to do whatever they want. […]

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Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger

Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger   One week has passed since my Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies presentation on, “How to deal with Anger Sober” and I am reminded of the human experience-how as one person I can accomplish so little but as a collective, we can accomplish so […]

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Top Ways to Cope on Mother’s Day

Top Ways to Cope with Grief on Mother’s Day Mother’s Day, for many, is a time of celebration with one of your biggest supporters, Mom. For the rest of us, this holiday can leave us feeling the blues; especially when Mom (or our maternal support) is no longer with us. Your lack of Mother’s Day […]

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5-8-17 Quote of the day: Hero

And if I could tell you one thing, it would be: You are never as broken as you think you are. Sure, you have a couple of scars and a couple of bad memories, but then again, all great heroes do. -ltn

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One Police Captain Speaks Out about the Opioid Epidemic

Michael Zohab will be speaking at our Substance Abuse Support Group on May 1, 2017.   The opioid epidemic is reaching massive proportions. Nationally, 78 people die of an opioid overdose. In Virginia, 3 people die every day from an overdose. Too many families in Virginia and nationally, are dealing with heartbreak and loss as […]