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

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

Five Love Languages for Children

Expressing love to children is critical to their healthy development and can help youth feel bonded to the adults in their lives. Children who are bonded to healthy adults are less likely to try risky behaviors, such as misusing substances. Make sure your child gets them message that you love them by using their love language to express love. Take the Quiz Want to speak … Continue reading Five Love Languages for Children

FREE Parenting Classes in Utah Valley

Parents face unique challenges, and there are resources to help. Below is a list of parenting resources offered locally. A few are in person, and most are online, including some downloadable courses you can take by yourself without an instructor. We will update this list as class availability changes. Last updated: 3/16/2021 Class Name and Description (A-Z) Changes Parent Support Network Support group for families … Continue reading FREE Parenting Classes in Utah Valley