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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week: Drug Abuse

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week: Drug Abuse

The gateway Taking a friend or family member’s prescription painkiller once or twice may seem innocent, but the ramifications could be more severe than you think. Some take painkillers for a quick high, thinking it is safer than taking an illicit drug such as ecstasy. What many people don’t realize, however, is opiates, drugs like … Read More

Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration for many, but for others, it can be just the opposite. This is a hard time of the year for a lot of people. Many times, stress and depression around the holidays are actually a result of our expectations. Expectations that the holiday will be … Read More

Heroin & Opioid Awareness Week

Heroin & Opioid Awareness Week

Alarming statistics make the rising problem of prescription use notable. For example, in one Southeastern County in six months of this year, 51 people died of heroin overdose, 46 died of fentanyl overdose and 15 died from an overdose of prescription painkillers. It’s important to remember that the problem of addiction rarely starts with heroin; … Read More

Emotional Reactions After a Traumatic Event

Emotional Reactions After a Traumatic Event

In light of recent tragedies in the news, BHS has put together the below information on coping with traumatic events. After experiencing and learning about the recent tragedies in the Orlando-area, it is normal to have a flood of emotions. It is important to understand the reactions you may experience in the following days and … Read More

Faces of Autism

Faces of Autism

Autism Has Many Faces. So, what does it look like? Even for an expert, the answer is not always clear. That’s because autism isn’t just one disorder. Instead, it’s a spectrum disorder, a set of issues that can be mild, severe or anywhere in between. Autism is called a developmental disability because it starts during … Read More