November 2022 Community Newsletter

Youturn Health Community News

Resources for substance use disorder and teacher burnout Coaches’ Corner Chief Clinical Officer Richard Jones shares his struggles with substance use disorder, the consequences, and 11 things he wants everyone to know about addiction and recovery. Featured Lesson: Tricia’s Story In many professional fields, alcohol is an accepted or even encouraged part of doing business, … Read more

Loving Someone with Addiction

Mother of son with alcoholism

As I am writing this blog post, my son is in the hospital being treated for ketoacidosis and, yet again another detox.  At 37 years old, he can no longer tolerate the effects of alcohol, even after a short binge. It is such a helpless feeling as a parent to watch as your child, no … Read more

The Relationship Between Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorders

eating disorders and substance use disorders

You’ve probably heard of eating disorders and substance use disorders, but are they really two sides of the same coin? Why do they often occur together? Here we’ll explore what these conditions are, how they overlap, and resources if you or a loved one is struggling. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease … Read more

Supporting the Family Members of Someone Struggling with Addiction

Supporting the family members of someone struggling with addiction

Substance abuse is a chronic disease that has a deep impact on the whole family. The family is a system; changing one part of a system influences all other parts of the system. When one family member struggles with addiction, the whole family bears the full burden. We mostly focus on the person struggling with … Read more

11 Things Everyone Should Know About Addiction and Recovery

Addiction Recovery

When I was in active addiction, I was vaguely aware of what “addiction” was. My job exposed me to the mental health world as I worked within a healthcare system. I was not a clinician, so my knowledge remained on a superficial level. However, I was aware that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was … Read more