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Teens, young adults and opioids: What parents need to know about prevention and intervention

By now we’ve all seen or heard the headlines: The U.S. is in the midst of a national opioid crisis that claims the lives of 91 Americans each day – one person every 16 minutes. Overdose deaths due to opioids, which include commonly prescribed pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine, are now responsible for more deaths in this country than car accidents or firearms.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Mental health, substance use disorders: Recovery is possible with right help

Mental Health and substance use disorders impact thousands of people in Idaho, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone reading this likely knows someone struggling with mental illness or addiction, and is well aware of the cost these issues can take on individuals and families throughout the state.

September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Men’s mental health: Let dads know they are not alone

Most dads understand the importance of staying healthy so they’re ready to handle the demands of fatherhood, whether it’s giving a piggyback ride or a first driving lesson. But total wellness is about more than just eating right, exercising, and getting regular checkups....

July 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Reducing mental health stigma key to supporting healthy communities

Mental health and substance use disorders impact an estimated 18,000 children and 54,000 adults in Idaho, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. You likely know someone struggling with mental illness or addiction and are aware of the toll these issues can take on individuals, families and communities.

May 17, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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