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For some, drug courts break the cycle of addiction and crime.
You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
An important resource on how to mindfully navigate difficult conversations.
During the pandemic, alcohol use has spiked - particularly among women, African Americans, and parents. Could the consequences of this increased consumption outlast the pandemic?
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
Check out this fact sheet to better differentiate between stress and anxiety, as well as learn coping strategies for both.
How practicing “vulnerable accountability” mindfulness can help us sit with feelings of blame and shame.
While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!
You’re invited to the Service League’s first virtual 35th Community Prayer Celebration on the 70th National Day of Prayer!
Here’s a list of 25 recovery bloggers for anyone seeking new avenues for support.
Did you know that opioid overdoses in the US have been increasing more quickly among women? Although additional research is needed, studies show that a systemic approach encompassing the treatment of psychiatric disorders and symptoms of pain will be required for addressing the opioid epidemic.
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
The importance of naming your emotions so you can take back the reins.
Spread Hope and provide rental relief to people facing housing insecurity due to COVID.
A recent study finds that alcohol consumption accounts for a considerable portion of cancer incidence and mortality in all 50 states.
You may not win the lottery tomorrow, or ever for that matter. But what we’re talking about is a different kind of ‘gold’ to make you feel rich in other ways. Check out these ways to feel fulfilled in your everyday life and to make each day golden.
Studies have found that taking time off from drinking, even as little as one month, showed lasting impact. So why not make your sobriety a long-term habit?
New research finds adults in the United States are feeling their highest levels of stress since the pandemic began last year. Here are some recommendations that can help combat the negative effects of prolonged stress.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
When things go as planned, we feel in control. But when life throws a curveball, it can leave us feeling anxious and stressed. Here are 10 tips for dealing with the stress of uncertainty.
It’s impossible to put the best version of yourself out into the universe if you’re already starting at a disadvantage. Make sleep a priority and see the health benefits that affect your overall wellbeing.
During the global coronavirus pandemic, many of us are feeling acutely, severely alone — extreme loneliness that we may never have experienced before. The following tips may help us cope as we experience increasing isolation:
Whether it’s doing something for you, your loved ones or members of your community, check out these ways to boost serotonin levels throughout these cold months.
In tough times, it’s crucial to have a community of friends and loved ones to turn to for support. A new study supports how friendships help us with emotional regulation.
Alcohol use disorder is a dangerous, though often misunderstood, mental disease. Here are twenty specific facts about alcoholism and alcohol abuse that you may not know, though you most likely should:
Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.
Did you know that alcohol consumption is linked to seven types of cancer - including breast cancer? Get the facts and take the necessary steps to limit or cease your drinking.
Words matter. How you speak to yourself matters. Learn more about this science-based technique involving self-talk that will help you cope with stress.
Giving back to the world starts with you. How will you focus on your mental health this week?
“I’ve come to realize that alcohol exacerbates the dark and empty feelings I can be susceptible to.”
Over a million American children now live with their grandparents as a result of the opioid epidemic. These families face many challenges, but here are some resources to help.
This year, instead of simply focusing on your loved ones, consider using February as a time to spread love all over your community. From small acts of kindness to lasting community connections, there are so many ways you can show love this month.
Despite socializing less, many people are stressing more about connecting. Here’s how to deal with quarantine-induced social anxiety.
Here are some important steps we can all take to help destigmatize substance use disorder.
Some people use alcohol or drugs to help them relax, forget their worries, or get to sleep. But in the long-term, this can make you feel worse. So if you’re feeling tense, nervous, or worried, here are some healthier tips you could try.
Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others.
Research from California Health Policy Strategies shows overdose deaths in California grew 26.8% between June 2019 and June 2020 – surpassing the national growth rate of 21.3% during that same time frame. Experts say this trend, which in part is driven by increases in fentanyl use, will continue to increase as the pandemic continues.
Americans' latest assessment of their mental health is worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades, according to a recent Gallup survey:
The good you put out into the world will not only benefit the organization you’re volunteering with, but also will leave your family feeling good about the positive work you’ve accomplished together.
Alcohol can often become a crutch for relaxation, and lots of people have found themselves turning to alcohol more often during this stressful year. But as we all know, it's not long before the "solution" becomes the problem. So with that in mind, here are five ways to relax that are alcohol-free.
Did you know that drinking alcohol is a risk factor contributing to seven types of cancer? In fact, alcohol is in the same group of carcinogens as tobacco smoke and UV radiation! Find out more about alcohol and cancer here:
A comprehensive worldwide study of alcohol use and its impact on health concludes that the “safest level of drinking is none.”
Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we'll face in 2021. Here are some of the most significant ways our mental health is being challenged right now:
People in your everyday life may be struggling much more than you know. So what can you do to help?
Trying to overcome addiction in a pandemic: Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people are relapsing.
For some people, stopping drinking suddenly can be very dangerous. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating, dizziness, and nausea in withdrawal, please seek medical assistance urgently. Know the signs to better protect yourself while in lockdown or social isolation.
Here’s a tip sheet providing relevant information about grief, the grieving process, and how to cope with loss.
How to talk to loved ones when you’re worried about their mental health - an especially resourceful guide given the current climate of the pandemic.
Just when you thought the holidays were over, the season of giving has extended into 2021. Use this month as a time to put good vibes out into the universe and continue giving.
With COVID rates surging, many of us are spending a significant amount of time alone. Here are some science-backed ways to relieve loneliness even when no one else is around.