Category: Substance Abuse

Mental Health, Military, Substance Abuse, Veterans

Dr. Tom Berger of the Veteran Health Council discusses military mental health and drugs

Men’s and Boys’ Mental Health Issues: Gateways to Opioid and Drug Abuse? Video by MHNMedia

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Substance Abuse

myths about opiod addictionThree Major Myths About Opioid Addiction

Yale Medicine experts share opinions on common misconceptions that may be preventing people from getting help. Between 2015 and 2016, drug overdose deaths went from 33,095 to 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States. That number is expected to continue unabated for the next several years. We talked to a panel […]

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Anxiety, Cardio, Depression, Family Issues, Substance Abuse

effects of divorce on menEffects of Divorce on Men

Tough, resilient, and confident – this is the way men are portrayed in the media. Men are not pictured as being weak or needing help, especially when it comes to the family unit. But, according to a study published in the Journal of Men’s Health, men are more susceptible to health issues following a divorce […]

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Boys, Health, Substance Abuse

The Connection between Income and Addiction: It May Not Be What You Think

Dear Mr. Dad: The high school in our old neighborhood were well known for drug and alcohol problems. For that reason, a few months ago, my family moved to a new (and very expensive neighborhood) so that my son could attend one of the best schools in our state, one that we hoped wouldn’t have […]

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Substance Abuse

opium poppiesBeating Opioid Addiction

Researchers and clinicians at Yale School of Medicine advocate a medicine-centric approach to dealing with opioid addiction. On average, two people die of drug overdose every day in Connecticut. Although the growing availability of the overdose antidote naloxone has saved many lives, the death toll from opioid overdose is still staggering. There’s growing recognition that […]

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