package of legal marijuana showing what decriminalization means

What Does Decriminalization Mean?

Many states are moving to decriminalize marijuana usage. What does decriminalization mean? This type of legal change may seem like a good thing to a person who is using drugs. For instance, it may make it easier for you to obtain those substances. However, those substances are still not safe to use. Addiction is possible…

Sober Stress Relief Ideas

Sober Stress Relief Ideas

Finding coping mechanisms to manage stress is a critical part of addiction recovery. People who develop an addiction sometimes are using alcohol and drugs as stress relief. It’s essential to change that and look for sober ways to feel better. Believe it or not, there are plenty of options out there. To learn more, reach…

Women experiencing signs of heroin abuse

Signs of Heroin Abuse

The City of Houston is taking steps to curb drug and alcohol use. The city offers several programs designed to coordinate projects in the area for just this purpose. They also work to raise awareness about heroin addiction and other forms of drug abuse. That starts with providing information to the public. For example, what…

Holding pill bottles for Prescription Take-Back

What is a Prescription Take-Back?

April 24th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but what does that mean? For many, it is about going to their medicine cabinets and clearing out all the expired and unused medication. The goal of the day, though, is to address an increasingly troubling public health problem, prescription drug abuse. If you’re suffering from an…

Group of People Observing National Public Health Week

Observing National Public Health Week

Each year during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) celebrates National Public Health Week. In 2021, it starts on April 5th and runs through April 11th. National Public Health Week brings communities together to recognize contributions made to public health and talk about the nation’s wellness. What can you…