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How Caregivers Can Help with Medication Adherence – June 2020

Taking a prescribed medicine on schedule, in the right dosage and according to the doctor’s directions is what health professionals call medication adherence. As a caregiver, you may be all too familiar with how difficult it can be to get a loved one to remember, or even agree, to take their medicine. If you’ve been…

5 Ways to Support a Friend or Family Member With Mental Illness – May 2020

Mental health disorders affect one in four people, according to the World Health Organization. The National Council for Behavioral Health reports that 43.8 million people in the United States experience a mental illness each year, and nearly half of all adults will struggle with mental health at some point during their lifetime. What’s even more…

Thinking Beyond Opioids: Are Opioids the Only Option? – April 2020

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid crisis, with an estimated 130 people dying from opioid overdoses every day. The NIDA also estimates that approximately 1.7 million people suffer from a substance use disorder related to this class of drugs, which includes Percocet (oxycodone),…