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Winter Blues: How to Recognize and Treat Seasonal Depression

Now that winter has officially settled in, the short, dark days are now also filled with chilling cold and harsh winds. For many, these gloomy winter days can put a damper on their lives. The American Academy of Family Physicians found that 4 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For … Continued

The Opioid Epidemic from Two Different Viewpoints: The Living and The Dead

Credit: M. Scott Brauer for The New York Times There’s more than one way to tell a story, especially when that story is the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. STAT, an online publication owned by Boston Globe Media, took a look at the death toll of the opioid crisis by searching and other sources … Continued

You Ask & We Answer

Q. Over the summer I went to the outpatient program to help with an alcohol problem I was having. It went well, and I feel like I am in a really great place now. I have since gone back to work as an elementary teacher, and no one knows about me getting help for my … Continued

Top 5 Goals for a New Year

Setting goals for the New Year can be fun and exciting, but trying to maintain these goals throughout the year can be a challenge. The best thing to do to set yourself up for success is to make your goals both beneficial and attainable. Here are the top five goals that we think will improve … Continued

The Four Keys to Having a Great Holiday at Home – and Staying Sober

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. At least, that’s what the season’s movies and songs tell us – even advertisements. In the Norman Rockwell painting of the imagination, everyone’s bellies are full of delicious homemade food, plenty of gifts lay at their feet, and the joy that comes along with spending time with … Continued