April 2023 Newsletter
Easy Ways to Manage your Stress:
- Get active
- Laugh more
- Connect with others
- Assert yourself
- Try yoga
- Get enough sleep
- Keep a journal
Did you know… Virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever?
All About Stress
Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives. But what’s stressful to you may not be the same as what’s stressful to others. You might also have your own way of managing that stress.
The intensity and duration of your stress response will depend on many factors that range from your personality to your support system.
And although it may often feel unpleasant, stress is an evolutionary necessity. More importantly, it can be managed. When it isn’t, though, it may develop into an acute or chronic stress disorder. READ MORE
Substance Use Disorder and Addiction
Substance use disorder (SUD) and addictions are complex and challenging conditions. But recovery is possible with the right treatment plan.
Substance use disorder (SUD) and addiction affect all people, independent of their age, gender, or economic or social status — no population is above it.
In fact, more than 20 million Americans ages 12 and older had a SUD in 2018.
You may know someone who started taking pain relievers like opioids they were prescribed after an injury. Then, as their body experienced dependence, efforts to cut back or quit on their own proved to be extremely painful — or next to impossible. READ MORE