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Substance Use Awareness for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Substance Use Awareness for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is designated for saving lives by spreading awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. Although impaired driving is typically associated with drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) of other substances can be just as dangerous. In 2016, over 1 million people in the U.S. were arrested for impaired driving. While approximately one-third of…

Substance Use Awareness for Depression Awareness Month

Substance Use Awareness for Depression Awareness Month

October is Depression Awareness Month, meaning that behavioral advocates bring specific attention to depression, a mental health condition that impacts millions of people in the U.S. alone. Reducing the stigma surrounding depression is especially crucial, as it decreases the likelihood that someone with depression will turn to an unhealthy coping mechanism, such as substance use. The Importance…

Substance Use Awareness of World Suicide Prevention Month

Substance Use Awareness of World Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which draws attention to the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. Suicide frequently stems from major depression and other mood disorders, meaning suicides can be prevented with the proper treatment. What Is National Suicide Awareness Month? September creates an open conversation about different…