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.
People with medical conditions need a supportive network to help them recover. Substance use disorder is just as much a valid condition as someone who is recovering from cancer. Any chronic medical condition requires support from a recovery community. Unfortunately, not all health conditions receive the same level of support. People with a substance use … Continue reading You Can Break Down Stigma
Understanding Risk Factors A risk factor is a condition that increases the likelihood of a problem behavior or negative health outcome. Let’s use the example: What are the risk factors for heart problems? Poor diet, smoking, family history of heart problems, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, and so on. All of these things can increase our risk … Continue reading Risk Factors for Teens
According to the 2017 Student Health and Risk Prevention Survey, students in Utah County believed that about 18% of all students had used alcohol in the past 30 days. If they have a grade with 100 students, teens believe 18 of them are drinking. That seems like a lot of teens are drinking! The reality … Continue reading When it Comes to Youth Using Drugs – Most Don’t
New imaging machines, such as MRIs, PET and SPECT scans, have given scientists exciting views into the development of the human brain. While we once thought the brain was fully developed at birth, we now know that the brain continues to develop until the mid-20s.New scientific research shows that alcohol affects a teen’s still-developing brain … Continue reading Alcohol