The New Year ushers in a spirit of hope and often, excitement for what is to come.
For the first time ever, the United States Surgeon General has issued a report on substance abuse. This is a milestone because it has the potential to be as far-reaching in implications as the same import as the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on tobacco.
Written By Maud Purcell, LCSW, CEAP for Psych Central
Joy to the world! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds. Everyone is happy at holiday time — right? Wrong. Truth be told, many people feel lonely, sad, anxious and depressed at this time of year. How can this be?
“People have the misconception that heroin users are dirty, strippers or are people on the streets with needles sticking out their arms,” said Lockport City Court Judge William Watson. “But they are us; our neighbors, relatives and friends.”
The Samaritan Counseling Center opened its 15th Satellite Office this past summer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3487 N. Boston Rd in Eden, NY.