What is an opioid overdose?

What is an overdose? An overdose is a toxic amount of a substance, that overwhelms the body.  An overdose can happen with one substance, or a combination of substances in the body.  Some overdoses can be life threatening or fatal.  Let’s talk about opioid overdose. What is an opioid? An opioid is a type of drug that comes either from the opium poppy plant or … Continue reading What is an opioid overdose?

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a unique parenting program that involves the whole family.  Parents, youth, and children.  This in an evidence based parenting program.  What does evidence based mean?  SFP has been evaluated many times by independent researchers in randomized control trials or health services research with very positive results in reducing substance abuse and delinquency risk factors by improving family relationships.  The … Continue reading Strengthening Families

Centro Hispano

Centro Hispano is a non-profit organization located at 817 S. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT 84601 and has been a part of the community for over 17 years.  The organization was founded in 2002 by university students who saw a need for services to the growing Hispanic population in the county. Their mission was to “empower Latin and Utah families by providing equitable access to information, … Continue reading Centro Hispano

How to Be Resilient

Resilience – having a solution-focused approach to overcoming obstacles and challenges leads to greater well being – this can aid in both prevention of substance use disorders and in recovery. Resilience is a powerful tool to have, but it isn’t something you can buy on Amazon.  So how do you become resilient and what is the purpose of being resilient? One definition of resilience is … Continue reading How to Be Resilient

BYU Comprehensive Clinic

The BYU Comprehensive Clinic offers affordable mental health counseling services for individuals, couples, and families in the Utah County community. The Clinic is a research and training facility where services are provided by graduate student interns under the close supervision of experienced faculty who are licensed therapists. Services include individual, family, and couples counseling. In addition to therapy, the clinic offers various psychological assessments. The … Continue reading BYU Comprehensive Clinic

Most Don’t

A “norm” is a value, belief or behavior considered by a group of people to be acceptable.  Most often it is unwritten and learned by interacting and observation of other people.  Most cultural groups or communities follow these same norms so we come to believe that is the standard way of behaving, therefore we shape our own behavior accordingly.  Norms teach us what acceptable behavior … Continue reading Most Don’t

Prevent Bullying

Bullying is defined as … “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion. It is aggressive behavior that intends to hurt, threaten or frighten another person. An imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim is often involved. Bullying occurs in … Continue reading Prevent Bullying

Mountainlands Family Health Center

Mountainlands Family Health Center (MFHC) is a high-quality, patient-centered medical home for everyone, including the uninsured and most vulnerable individuals within our community. Our mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive health care services including primary medical, dental, mental health, and pharmacy services to ALL individuals within our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Mountainlands is the only comprehensive primary care provider in Utah and … Continue reading Mountainlands Family Health Center