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The Family Effect: Advice for Dad’s who Lives are Effected by Substance Abuse

In May we looked at Mother’s dealing with Substance Abuse in loved ones. In June, we are turning focus onto the unique challenges Fathers face in the world of recovery a share similar advice.  Being a Dad and having to deal with a child or loved one with addiction is a challenge on many, many […]

The Academic Insight: Tai Chi to Treat Major Depressive Disorder

A recent study has shown that the ancient practice of Tai Chi may contribute to reducing symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This study, conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, looked at the effects a 12-week tai chi program had on Chinese-Americans suffering from Major […]

“Spring Cleaning” for Recovery: What to do about summer?

As March turns to April in New England, one day we are watching the news anticipating a blizzard, and the next, the birds are chirping and the Red Sox start playing at Fenway Park. This seasonal change happens fast! Just as suddenly, summer will be here. Students look forward to their summer breaks, families prepare […]

Mayor De Blasio, New York City Announce New Plan to Combat Opiod Deaths

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city of New York have announced a new plan to invest $38 million toward the ambitious goal of reducing heroin and opioid overdose deaths by 35% over five years, per the NYTimes. These funds will use to bolster efforts in a number of critical areas: expanded access to methadone and […]

The Academic Insight – Autism: Remembering parents in parent-mediated early intervention: An approach to examining impact on parents and families

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have seen a dramatic increase in prevalence.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 1 in every 68 kids receive this diagnosis.  Many individuals with this diagnosis require intensive interventions as early as toddler-hood.  These early interventions target core deficits of ASD and can have significant impact on brain development and […]

Body Image and The Media: Examining its Effects on our Own Perceptions

I recently participated in raising student awareness of the different types of eating disorders and informed them about biological, psychological, and environmental factors that influence eating disorders.  The most memorable environmental factor discussed was how the media promote unrealistic standards of beauty and physical appearance. With this in mind, I thought a quick reminder of how the […]

Spotlight on the Web

The Influence, an online newspaper about drug use and all related politics and culture has recently published an article about how the rehab industry can clean up it’s act.   Check it out here!

OPG on the Web

Check out this article written by Chris O’Connor, our founder’s brother, about his experience in the prison system.