First responders struggling with addiction and the risk factors for substance use disorder

To Our First Responders Battling Addiction: There’s Hope for You

If you work as a first responder, I’d like to start by saying thank you. Secondly, if you are one of the millions of first responders battling addiction, I want to tell you, there is hope.  We all owe a great debt of gratitude to our local emergency medical technicians, firefighters and police officers. You…

man leaning against wall clutching chest showing Signs of An Anxiety Attack

Signs of An Anxiety Attack

Your heart is beating fast. You feel dizzy, your palms are sweaty, your stomach is upset, and you feel like something bad is about to happen. You may be experiencing the signs of an anxiety attack, where the body’s fight or flight system goes into overdrive without warning. Anxiety attacks are one of the most…

man with hands over face sitting against wall showing signs of depression

Signs of Depression

Depression is among the nation’s most common mental illnesses. It is a widespread and serious condition that, in many instances, requires medical treatment — either counseling, medication, or both. Depression can also exist concurrently with substance abuse disorders, requiring an even more comprehensive form of treatment. But what are the signs of depression? The signs…