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Pregnancy and Addiction Network Featured During All Things Considered

The New Vista Pregnancy and Addiction Network was recently featured during All Things Considered. For the past two years, BPAN has been providing a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing substance use during pregnancy and post partum months.

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7 Tips for Busy Moms this Mother's Day

The day to day pressures of a busy family life can consume the mental and physical energy of even the most steadfast mother.

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How to Talk to Someone You Love About Alcohol

Alcoholism isn’t just a disease that affects the individual who drinks. It’s a family disease, affecting the drinker as well as the people around him or her – spouse, children, parents and employers. Social drinking isn’t the issue.

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Peer Support Specialists Help Addiction Recovery

New trends are emerging in the treatment of addiction. Peer support is the next step in treating addiction. New Vista is one of the few organizations in the Commonwealth offering the state curriculum to train this new position in addiction treatment.

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Pregnancy & Addiction Network Can Help You

Since the late 1980s, policymakers have debated the question of how society should deal with the problem of women’s substance use during pregnancy. Prosecutors in many states have attempted to rely on a host of criminal laws already on the books to attack prenatal substance use.

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Is it time to change your relationship with food?

Food is the fuel that supports every activity of our lives: physical growth, brain development, exercise, creativity, problem-solving, social interaction, work … none of it is possible without food.

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Learn How You Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Learn how you can make a major contribution toward reducing the toll of the opioid crisis in Kentucky.

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Helping Family and Friends Cope with Addiction

Over the years, our understanding of substance addiction has changed. Once thought to be caused by a lack of willpower or low morality, we now know addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.

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This Year, Plan to Succeed With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Were you one of the millions of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution this year? Will you be one of the few who actually succeeds in keeping it?

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Take Time to De-Stress Your Holidays

While the holidays are one of the most joyous times of the year, they can also be the most stressful. We look forward to spending time with our families, celebrating and reflecting on the end of another year, but all of the activity and social interactions can lead to an increase in stress.

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Make Your Teen's Mental Health a Priority

Behavioral health conditions are very common among young people. In fact, somewhere around 20% of all American teenagers are dealing with some type of mental health concern right now.

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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

November is traditionally the time of year we start to think about the good things in our lives and express thanks for them. But if Thanksgiving is the only time you practice gratitude, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

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