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Words matter when we prioritize treatment and ending the stigma. Here’s why it’s important to frame it as a “substance use disorder” and not “substance abuse”:
As the weather outside takes a downward dive, there are plenty of ways to lift spirits this holiday season. It’s time to spread warm wishes and cheer.
Leaders from racialized communities shed light on how we can shape an equitable recovery from COVID-19 with three main lessons:
How domestic violence survivors, a population at increased risk during a lockdown, are navigating COVID-19.
Although this is the most challenging time in our history, YOU can make an impact today and help us continue to thrive. In fact, if you donate between now and Dec 1st, your gift will be matched up to $25K thanks to Sally & Mike Mayer! Check out our new fundraising page for progress updates and to learn more. If you can, please donate - and if you can’t, please share!
Humans are wired to connect, and even our weak ties serve important functions. Here’s how to keep connecting with strangers during the pandemic.
For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there’s new evidence to suggest people suffering from substance abuse disorders are at a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, and of suffering more severe outcomes from the diagnosis.
While we can’t control what happens in 2020, we can all take steps toward remaining positive even on the most challenging days.
Here’s a valuable resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you learn overdose prevention strategies and treatment efforts to prevent drug overdoses and death.
How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.
Learn more about long-term recovery support with this list from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Read ‘It’s everywhere’ – alcohol’s public face and private harm: The report of the Commission on Alcohol Harm (2020).
Here’s a list of resources for families coping with mental and substance use disorders.
On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.
Are you concerned about your loved one’s drinking? Here’s a helpful resource from The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on how to talk about getting help.
The documentary “Step Inside the Circle,” the PSA film which is at the heart of the grassroots organization Compassion Prison Project, highlights the damage done by childhood trauma within incarcerated persons.
There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.
Many people face increased mental health challenges during the winter months, but this year could be increasingly difficult given the added stress and uncertainty of the pandemic.
It’s hard to plan ahead when things keep shifting. Here are some tips for adapting to a culture of constant change:
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.
Being confined to their homes has been an unparalleled opportunity to tackle their dependency.
To prevent significant harms such as increased overdoses, serious COVID-19 infections, and increased homelessness or incarcerations, it is time to better implement harm reduction in the management of substance use disorders.
This year, actor Taye Diggs joined in the celebration with a special National Recovery Month message for those participating in or who have graduated from a treatment court.
Public health experts believe the pandemic could hinder any progress made in fighting the opioid epidemic, but did you know that the overdose rate was already on the upswing prior to the coronavirus?
Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
America’s Covid-19 epidemic is likely making its drug overdose epidemic even worse. While there’s no good national data for the year yet, local and state jurisdictions have reported increases in overdose deaths. According to the American Medical Association, as of July 20, more than 35 states have reported increases in drug-related deaths and other concerns with drug use and mental illness.
Now more than ever, people are using online communities to voice their mental health concerns. But what’s the best way to approach a friend when their social media posts have you worried?
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, delivers a video message for the 31st anniversary of National Recovery Month.
Who knew that making a difference in the world could be as easy as wi-fi and your own couch? Leave it to the world of do-gooders to find ways to volunteer, even in the midst of a global pandemic!
When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home.
Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need.
In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.
When it comes to living an altruistic life that can help make a difference for others, one of the most valuable things you can give your community is the gift of volunteering.
On average, a new habit takes approximately 30 days to develop, so don’t get discouraged if you struggle at first. Remain positive and focused on the goal.
Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
How can we celebrate this day while respecting and supporting different experiences? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.