Resources & Education

April 11th, 2017

How to Properly Dispose of Medications

Peek inside your medicine cabinet. Now dig toward the back. How man bottles of expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications do you have in there? Read more
April 4th, 2017

Painkillers Kill Campaign Changes Name but Does Not Lose Focus

The Painkillers Kill More than Pain awareness campaign was an initiative started by Julie and Avi Isreal’s organization, Save the Michaels of the World, following the untimely death of their son Michael. Read more
March 21st, 2017

BlueCross BlueShield Audiocast: Combating opioid abuse from a health plan’s perspective

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lives of 91 Americans every day. Read more
July 30th, 2016

Senior Citizens Addicted to Opiates?

When you think of drug addiction, seniors are probably not the first age group that comes to mind. Read more
July 6th, 2016

You Are Never Helpless: You Can Help an Addict

Seeing a loved one struggle to overcome addiction, trapped in a vicious cycle of wanting to quit, but not knowing how, can be hopelessly painful. Read more
July 5th, 2016

The Scary Outcome of Denial

As parents, our love for our children is unwavering. We want what’s best for our children, and we only want to see futures and scenarios for our children in which they are happy, healthy, and successful. Read more
June 24th, 2016

Helping Teens Avoid Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Summer Months

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, summer is when many teens try alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for the first time. Read more
June 24th, 2016

Heroin Abuse: What to look for? Drug Paraphernalia

Think someone you love might be abusing heroin? There are many red flags to look for. Read more
June 21st, 2016

Medication Treatments for Opiate Addiction: What’s Out There to Help?

Opiate overdoses now kill more people each day than car crashes or gun violence. Read more
June 3rd, 2016

The Facts About Suicide

Too many people take their own lives every day. While the truth is difficult to face, understanding the realities of suicide, including its risk factors, its victims, and its potential warning signs, can teach us how to do more to help those who may be at risk before it is too late. Read more

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