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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.

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Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic

Since the introduction of OxyContin, opioid prescription, addiction, and overdose have soared.

The Dissonance of Demi

The Dissonance of Demi

Fame. Wealth. Talent. Beauty. Adoration. Arbitrary indicators of success, of fortune, of health.

Mental Health Reform Now!

Mental Health Reform Now!

You can’t force people to get help. As much as we would love to think we can, it seems the only time someone is going to get help is when they decide for themselves they are ready.

About Pacific Solstice

About Pacific Solstice

Pacific Solstice Behavioral Health Treatment Center is a collaboration of licensed mental health professionals with advanced graduate degrees who have decades of clinical experience in the fields of addiction, mental health and dual diagnosis.

What Pacific Solstice Offers

What Pacific Solstice Offers

Our programs use experienced mental health professionals who have advanced graduate degrees from leading colleges and universities.

Missouri Wants to Pass a Bill That Would Criminalize Pregnant Women That Take Drugs

Missouri Wants to Pass a Bill That Would Criminalize Pregnant Women That Take Drugs

Along with the opioid crisis for which the United States was put on a Public Health Emergency for, the number of babies that are born addicted to opiates has also risen.

Will I Have a Purpose When I Get Sober?

Will I Have a Purpose When I Get Sober?

Finding a purpose while you are in the throes of your addiction can prove to be even more difficult than when you are not under the influence.

How Drugs and Sex Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

How Drugs and Sex Trafficking Can Go Hand in Hand

Sex trafficking has become a big concern around the world, especially in the last few years.

Why Do I Need to Have Reliance in Recovery Principles?

Why Do I Need to Have Reliance in Recovery Principles?

The sentiments of Faith, Hope, Love, and Honesty when heard may usually be pushed off as something completely religious.

How to Use Forgiveness in Your Recovery

How to Use Forgiveness in Your Recovery

Forgiveness is not an easy act to carry out for many people.

How Can I Be of Service When I Have Nothing to Give?

How Can I Be of Service When I Have Nothing to Give?

One of the fundamentals in recovery is to be of service to those around you.

Tips to Act on What We Know in Recovery

Tips to Act on What We Know in Recovery

When we get into recovery, we begin to hear many things that are intended to disturb us about our addiction.

Why Are States Suing Pharmaceutical Companies?

Why Are States Suing Pharmaceutical Companies?

Since 1998 with the Big Tobacco take down, there has not been as crucial of a lawsuit that have formed than the ones that have been established in the past year against Big Pharma.

Should Parents Give Alcohol to Their Underage Teens?

Should Parents Give Alcohol to Their Underage Teens?

Teens have an 86 percent chance of already drinking alcohol before their twenty first birthday.

Ways to Have Heart in Sobriety

Ways to Have Heart in Sobriety

To become addicted to drugs and alcohol is usually not what someone desires to do when they grow up.

Why do People Cut Themselves?

Why do People Cut Themselves?

Around 2 million cases of people that cause nonsuicidal self-injury to themselves are reported annually.

The Addicted Narcissist

The Addicted Narcissist

One of the most difficult types of people to have to deal with is an addicted narcissist.

What is a Process Addiction?

What is a Process Addiction?

Compulsion to enact a behavior despite its negative consequences is how a process addiction is defined.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

When someone has committed to receiving help for their addiction, mental health disorder, or a dual diagnosis they will have to decide where they want to get their treatment from.

What You Should Know About the Designer Drug: N-Bomb

What You Should Know About the Designer Drug: N-Bomb

25l-NBOMe was discovered in 2003 as a synthetic hallucinogen that was originally produced to map the brain’s type 2A serotonin receptors in biochemistry research.

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