1. Good Shepherd Ministries Helps Men Facing Addiction
Recovery from addiction can be an uphill battle under the best of circumstances. And for many people seeking recovery, family and friends can be critical. Many mental health advocates say community support can sometimes increase the odds an addict will get — and stay — clean. That support can sometimes be hard to come by but in Dayton there is a residential program designed to give recovering addicts the tools they need to heal and get back on their feet. [WYSO]
2. The message that addiction is a disease makes substance users less likely to seek help
Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addictive behaviors are subject to change. The finding could inform the future public and interpersonal communication efforts regarding addiction.[ Science Daily]
3. Comedian Chris Kattan talks opioid addiction, his ‘Saturday Night Live’ audition
Comedian Chris Kattan on why he wrote a new book and favorite ‘SNL’ memoriesThe longtime sketch comedy performer reflects on his neck injury and friendship with Will Ferrell. [ FoxNews ]
4. Co-occurring disorders were common for youth substance abuse.
When mental health disorders and addiction appear together, it’s called “co-occurring disorders,” and it’s more common than not, according to Dr. Joseph Lee, the medical director of youth services at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. [ MPRSNews ]
5. The local woman works through past regrets on her way to recovery
White, 27, raises her 11- and 12-year-old nieces, in addition to her own son, who is 9, and her disabled mother. Her nieces are the daughters of her sister, who died about 10 years ago of a cocaine overdose. [Journal News]
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