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Mountain Springs Recovery Blog

July 2, 2021

Drinking Myths

No Need to Spread Myths About Alcohol’s Dangers In 1920 American Prohibition took effect, banning the production, sale, and transport of alcohol within the United States. The temperance movement had long been critical of drinking, working for more than a century to outlaw the practice. One way to try and […]

June 23, 2021

Pride Month

The Pink Triangle: The Symbol of Gay Pride Carries a Dark History One key symbol of Gay Pride is the pink triangle. Bright and lively, today it’s a show of solidarity, but it has its origins in one of the most heinous times in history.  In the 1930s and 1940s, […]

June 18, 2021

Father’s Day

Single Fathers Face Unique Parenting Challenges The U.S. celebrates Father’s Day on June 20. For 2021 that also happens to be right before the first day of summer. It’s fitting perhaps then to shine a little bit of sunlight on one overlooked parental group: Single fathers. The First Father’s Day […]

May 24, 2021

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Stereotypes Persist It remains unclear what the exact origins of the COVID-19 may be. One thing is clear, however: Many people continue to blame the virus on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It’s manifesting in some unsettling ways, too. The Center for the Study of […]

May 18, 2021

New Mental Health Helpline Coming

New 988 Helpline (Arriving in 2022) to Serve as a 911 for Mental Health Crises More help is coming, in 2022. It’s been suggested that a separate recourse for people in a mental health crisis may prove to be a life-saving alternative.  In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission voted […]

May 7, 2021

Mother’s Day

Mothers and Moms-to-Be Need Not Suffer ‘Baby Blues’ Alone Delivering a baby is no walk in the park, but neither is struggling with mental health.  According to the World Health Organization, about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who’ve recently given birth experience some kind of mental disorder. […]

May 3, 2021

Overdose Deaths Aren’t Slowing Down

Overdose Deaths Are Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic  Pandemic: Meet the drug epidemic. U.S. drug overdose deaths have gone up by 20% over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in more than 83,000 deaths in 2020. Overdose deaths — particularly from opioids — were already on the rise prior […]

April 27, 2021

Prison and Mental Health

Getting Tougher on Crime Sometimes Ends Up Penalizing the Mentally Ill The United States in recent decades has gotten tougher on crime, but along with that, it’s gotten tougher on mental health.  An estimated 2.3 million are locked up nationwide, mostly in local jails, federal facilities, and state prisons.  (About […]

April 21, 2021

OD Deaths Plague Black Communities

Overdose Deaths Still Affect Minorities in Greater Numbers The United States has seen drug overdose deaths rise 20% since the COVID-19 pandemic began. That amounted to more than 83,000 deaths in 2020. Some populations appear to be more affected, too. While overdose death rates among whites have stayed relatively flat, […]

April 14, 2021

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Know the Signs and the Risks April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and despite efforts to grow awareness, maltreatment remains a problem that affects millions.  In 2019, child protective services agencies in the United States received nearly 4.4 million referrals for about 7.9 million […]


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