Emergency; Later Suicide

On May 7, 2020, the National Institute of Health issued a press release highlighting the findings of a new data analysis, which they had funded, and which had been published in the American Jour-nal of Preventative Medicine. The striking discovery found that patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times…

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Year’s almost here, it is important for people in recovery to have a plan of action to help maintain sobriety during the holiday season. Holiday stress, expectations, and endless holiday parties and gatherings make this time of year difficult for individuals who are trying to abstain from drugs and alcohol. The…

Death of Nelsan Ellis Saddens Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry was saddened by the unexpected death of “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis on July 8, 2017. On July 10, 2017, Ellis’s family revealed that he had died as a result of attempting to withdraw from alcohol on his own, without medical supervision. In a statement released through Ellis’s manager to the Hollywood…

The Holiday Blues

People often experience the holidays in different ways. For some, it can be a time of joy, happiness, and celebrating with family and friends. For others, however, the holiday season can be a difficult time filled with sadness and loneliness. Expects site a variety of reason for the condition that has been referred to as…