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Kids and Depression

More than 300,000 children in the U.S. are depressed, according to one recent study. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen talks about the warning signs you should look for.


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How to Maintain Sobriety During Holidays

For those in recovery, whether it’s been a week or decades, the holiday season can be a stressful and dangerous time. Holiday gatherings associated with alcohol, volatile family situations, busy schedules, feelings of isolation or being away from one’s support system can be triggers that threaten recovery. Michelle Voegtle, Rushford [...]

White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected [...]

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Health Emergency

President Trump Thursday officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We [...]

Is Classifying Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency Enough?

President Trump officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been [...]

Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of [...]

Middle-Aged Women Prescribed More Opioid Painkillers, Study Finds

A recent study is adding a new face to the growing opioid crisis.  According to findings by United States For Non-Dependence women aged 40 to 59 are being prescribed more opioid pain  medication than any other group, making them more vulnerable to abuse and addiction. The results aren’t surprising to [...]


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