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Drugs & Alcohol on Campus: College Student Resource Center

Amidst new academic, social and financial pressures that students face in college, the widespread availability of alcohol and other drugs on campus (and at home) can lead to a temptation to self-medicate. This is particularly true for students predisposed to mental health disorders. Understanding the risks can help you make better decisions both during and … Continued

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How to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week 

Many Americans remember Red Ribbon Week from grade school, but if you’re passionate about drug prevention, there’s a good reason to put this important event back on your calendar.  Celebrated during the last week of October, Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide campaign to educate young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. By … Continued

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Sprout Health Group Recognizes National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness of drug & alcohol addiction. Here’s what to know.   In the midst of a global pandemic, substance abuse has quietly become a parallel health crisis. In addition to a rise in opioid use, an analysis by the Well Being Trust predicts we’ll see as many as 75,000 deaths from … Continued

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Sprout Health Group Announces $1,000 College Scholarship

 The scholarship will be awarded to a college or graduate student pursuing a career in healthcare.   Sprout Health Group is dedicated to providing the highest-quality treatment for substance use disorders through evidence-based methods and an ongoing commitment to education. To recognize those who choose to enter the important field of healthcare, we are offering … Continued

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Is Addiction a Disease? The Science Behind Addictive Behaviors

Why is it so hard to quit using addictive drugs? Science has the answer, and it has nothing to do with willpower. Although once hotly debated, science has confirmed what medical professionals have suspected for years: addiction is a disease. Those who suffer from addiction don’t lack willpower, and they aren’t morally flawed. We now … Continued

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5 Ways to Celebrate Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to recognize the unique health issues men may face and to encourage the men in your life to help them improve their overall health. If you want to join in this year, here is some helpful information to better understand men’s health challenges, and some things you … Continued

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Pride Month Isn’t Cancelled: 5 Ways to Support the LGBTQ+ Community

In the light of COVID-19, much of the world looks different. Events of all kinds have been cancelled, even while people take to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd and the all-too-many like his. Considering the tone and pandemic, Pride Month isn’t starting on its usually vivacious note. While it isn’t cancelled, … Continued

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Doctors Warn Rise in Antidepressants and Sleep Medication May Lead to Addiction

Amidst the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are coping with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Psychiatrists wrote nearly 1 million more prescriptions for habit-forming anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin in March compared to the previous year, according to health-research firm IQVIA. They also wrote 2 million more prescriptions for antidepressants. Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts told the … Continued

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The “Sixth” Impulse Control Disorder: Recognizing Buying-Shopping Disorder

Everyone has urges. They are simply a part of life. Most people are able to control their impulses, choosing whether or not to take action based on the potential consequences. However, some people struggle to ignore their urges in ways that damage their lives. In these cases, the outcome is impulse control disorder (ICD), a … Continued

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