Summer and Sober: How to enjoy your summer and maintain your sobriety

Summer and Sober: How to enjoy your summer and maintain your sobriety

With the Summer comes pool parties, Barbeques, Graduations, and endless Social Events. It’s a time spent at the beach and pools with family and friends eating and drinking in the sun.  It’s also a time of year that causes many to worry and stress about maintaining sobriety.

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The Power of Mindfulness

The Power of Mindfulness

For many of us, we rush through life going through the motions from one task to the next. We become creatures of habit and live our lives without truly stopping to think about what we are doing. Most of us justify this with we are so busy and have so much to get done, but the reality is our lives are just passing us by and we have become numb. Which for many of us, may be the goal even if we don’t realize it.

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Naloxone- making overdose preventable

Naloxone- making overdose preventable


Naloxone (brandname Narcan) is a potentially life-saving medication used to reduce the effects of opioids in overdose. It is given to a person in opioid overdose either intravenously, intranasally (in the nose) or sometimes injected into a muscle. Since overdose death has become the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., naloxone has become an important tool to prevent these tragedies. The intranasal naloxone (Narcan Nasal) is particularly easy for a non-medical person to use with very basic training. Recently, laws have been passed to allow its availability (by prescription) to opioid dependent people and their families.  

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Postpartum Depression: Breaking the stigma and getting the truth

Postpartum Depression: Breaking the stigma and getting the truth

Feeling tired, anxious, and depressed is common for a new mom. It’s often referred to as the “Baby Blues” and generally goes away in a few weeks. For some new moms, it doesn’t go away and they experience a much more severe mood disorder known as postpartum depression (PPD). PPD occurs in 1 out of every 7 women who give birth and in some cases these new moms don’t even know they have it or are just too ashamed to admit it.

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