Drug Addiction Affects Women of all Ages and Backgrounds – Even “Marcia Brady”

Maureen McCormick will always be known as Marcia Brady to us. In actuality, the beautiful, fun-loving character that every girl wanted to be like was struggling with some serious issues that would lead to drug addiction, bulimia, depression, paranoia, two abortions and a whole host of other problems. At 52 years old, Maureen is talking…

Biden and Palin on Behavioral Health Issues

Behavioral Healthcare, a monthly publication for managers and clinicians in the substance abuse and mental health fields, recently profiled the vice presidential candidates and their views on behavioral health. The publication took a look at the records of Democratic nominee Senator Joe Biden of Delaware and Republican nominee Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska and their…

Compare McCain and Obama’s Views On Key Health Care Issues

Health care is a huge issue in this upcoming election. The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a website that “provides analysis of policy issues, regular public opinion surveys, daily news updates, video of speeches and debates from the campaign trail, original interviews and resources for journalists covering the election.” The site, health08.org, specifically focuses on…

Valliere to Speak at Mapping the Addiction Maze Dartmouth Event

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand for both men and women. Childhood trauma can impact an adult for years, causing serious substance abuse and mental health issues. For women with histories of mental, physical and sexual abuse, attempts at recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can often lead to worsening symptoms,…