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Addict II Athlete

Addict II Athlete Addict II Athlete is a nonprofit which offers support group meetings, education, and resources for those affected by mental health and addiction issues. This action-orientated community based organization assists those in recovery as well as family, friends and community members. We have been around for over 10 years helping thousands of individuals and families in recovery. “Our mission is to establish and … Continue reading Addict II Athlete

Good Friends Stick Together

Good Friends Stick Together Good friends stick together. They are there for you through the ups and downs. Feeling connected and valued by good friends can help you deal with hard things in life. Friends can even help you stay safe from drug and alcohol dependence. Over the last year due to Covid-19, many students experienced isolation and mental health issues. Now that school is … Continue reading Good Friends Stick Together

Postpartum Pain Management

Healthy Ways to Relieve Pain Ibuprofen (Motrin®) & acetaminophen (Tylenol®) together have been found to be MORE effective at managing acute pain than opioids (1) Light activity Numbing sprays such as Dermoplast® Witch-hazel pads such as Tucks® Sitz baths (sitting in a few inches of warm water) Cold pack/heating pad Risks of Opioids Opioids are a type of medication sometimes prescribed by doctors to help … Continue reading Postpartum Pain Management

Free Naloxone at the Spanish Fork Library The Spanish Fork Library offers more than good books and free Wi-Fi. As of March, the library is also offering free naloxone. A few years ago, in conjunction with Spanish Fork City’s Active and Healthy initiative, the Spanish Fork Library began offering free gun locks to help prevent death by suicide. In addition to these kinds of efforts, … Continue reading

So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Here’s what to expect. One of the most difficult parts of going to therapy can be calling and making an appointment in the first place. We’ve come a long way in reducing stigma, but there are still so many unknowns. What will people think? What is it going to be like? Am I going to be respected and validated? Is my experience “bad” enough to … Continue reading So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

What we do. The Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach (DDRO) is a national guard program that provides a well-trained and adaptable team of Civil Operators to help community coalitions develop comprehensive strategies to address local problems. Prevention coalitions reinforce partnerships across community members, leaders, and local organizations. They also provide tools for substance use prevention and contribute to creating drug misuse-free communities. There are many roles a Civil Operator … Continue reading Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

Drug Use and Relationships

Prescription drug misuse can happen to anyone. When it happens, it can wreak havoc on relationships. If you or a loved one is dealing with substance misuse, then here is some advice from a couple who made it through.   Thank you for sharing your story Joel and Anjuli! Recovery from addiction is possible, so get help today. Learn more about opioid prescription drug prevention. Continue reading Drug Use and Relationships

5 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids

We all want a happy, healthy family, and one of the best ways to create that is through bonding. Bonding creates a close connection with the people you love, and can help protect youth from substance misuse. Youth who are bonded with their family are less likely to participate in risky behaviors. With all the social distancing and stress associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids