General Issues

What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

By: Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP If someone you know has shared that they are transgender or identify as transgender, you may already be aware that it took a great deal of courage to share this identity. Transgender people have faced thousands of years of persecution and judgment, but society is turning over new leaves in understanding … Continue reading What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

Drug Abuse

Explaining Fentanyl

By Melissa Riddle Chalos A major headliner in U.S. media, the opioid crisis is now beyond epidemic, reaching pandemic proportions. Opioid overdoses now kill more people each year than breast cancer,1 more than the Vietnam War2 — reaching a record-setting high in 2016, up 20 percent from the previous year.1     Many experts suggest … Continue reading Explaining Fentanyl

Oxycontin Addiction

How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

Oxycodone is a narcotic painkiller. Doctors prescribe this drug to treat moderate to severe pain. Because it works similarly to morphine, it’s often used after major injuries or surgery. But did you know oxycodone does more (and sometimes less) than help you manage pain? Science explains that oxycodone, “can actually make you more sensitive to … Continue reading How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite