Month: May 2019

Rise in meth use creates crisis for health service providers

May 10, 2019

Rise in meth use creates crisis for health service providers

Addiction Substance Abuse

After cleaning out the entire apartment, garage and the loft upstairs, Samantha and her roommate sat down to fit the garage with shelves. That is what they had been up to since the last two days without an ounce of sleep. Then came the delusions. Illusionary itching started developing all over Samantha’s body convincing her…

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New York steps up; announces ban on outdoor alcohol advertising on city-owned properties

May 06, 2019

New York steps up; announces ban on outdoor alcohol advertising on city-owned properties

Alcohol Substance Abuse

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s latest step against alcohol abuse early this week. The city issued a ban on alcohol advertisements applicable to various city-owned properties such as newsstands, recycling bins, bus shelters, and LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosks. This ban, which took effect immediately, came nearly a year after the Metropolitan…

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Actor Tony Slattery acknowledges struggle with substance abuse and bipolar disorder

May 06, 2019

Actor Tony Slattery acknowledges struggle with substance abuse and bipolar disorder

Addiction Mental Health

In a recent interview with The Guardian, English actor and comedian Tony Slattery opened up about his struggle with substance abuse and bipolar disorder. Also known as dual diagnosis, this condition refers to the co-existence of a mental health disorder along with substance abuse. The 59-year-old actor, who starred in popular TV shows like “Whose…

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