For those not familiar with Wes Scantlin, he is the lead singer and only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd. Originally born in Kansas City, Missouri, Wesley Reid Scantlin has been part of the music... Learn MoreAcknowledging National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week
[caption id="attachment_21327" align="aligncenter" width="463"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben Estimates show that in America roughly 10% of the population is addicted to alcohol or... Learn MoreHow Criminal Justice VS Addiction Recovery Could Change
Author: Justin Mckibben With the release of the United States Surgeon General report this month came the historical declaration that substance abuse is a public health disorder. While many have insisted upon this perspective in the past, it is the... Learn MoreMay Is National Mental Health Month
[caption id="attachment_19713" align="aligncenter" width="444"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben Since back in 1949, Mental Health America and other affiliate organizations all over America have... Learn MoreNational Suicide Prevention Month 2015
Author: Justin Mckibben Suicide is the tragically fatal expression of the most dismal, dispiriting and heartbreaking form of desperation and hopelessness a person can ever inflict on themselves. It is often a misguided means to a bitter end that no... Learn MoreInternational Overdose Awareness Day 2015
Author: Justin Mckibben Addiction and drug overdose crosses the borders that we humans put in place; borders that convince people drug abuse and overdose death is someone else’s problem. It's not. It is our problem… as both individual and unified... Learn MoreIs Harm Reduction the Future of Recovery?
Author: Justin Mckibben Many believe that responsible and compassionate work done by police to support harm reduction has the potential not only to improve public health, but to help heal the damaged relationship between police and public in the wake of... Learn MoreRecovery Month 2013
It warms my heart to know that there is something called “National Recovery Month.” For far too long, addiction and other behavioral health disorders have been stigmatized as something shameful, which has kept people from knowing about and getting the... Learn More