Personal Story: Dealing With Mental Illness

by Aria Charlene Valdez, Newburgh NY

Dear friends,

Mental illness can be treated with therapy and medication, but it does not cure it. It simply manages the symptoms. When you have any form of mental illness it lingers every single day of your waking life. You can have the best life and it will wait for you. It will break you down until one day you’re vulnerable…and then IT WILL GET TO YOU.

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has passed away

Anthony Bourdain was a world-famous chef, acclaimed author, and travel host that transformed the culinary world by having a successful career in television. On June 8th, 2018, Anthony passed away from an apparent suicide while filming a television series in France. A true innovator in the industry, he was known for exposing a kitchen culture where long hours went hand-in-hand with drug and alcohol abuse. Bourdain struggled with addictions for decades and was open about his dark past with substance abuse before becoming a celebrity chef. The world lost a mastermind and activist for the culinary arts that helped introduce people to foods and restaurant experiences that would otherwise be unknown.

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Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead of apparent suicide in New York

Acclaimed fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in New York. The 55-year old was a fashion legend, having created the fashion house Kate Spade New York in 1993, which today directly competes with Michael Kors and other high-end lines. Kate Spade left a suicide note and was found by her housekeeper in her New York apartment. Officials suspect a suicide because Kate Spade hung herself and was found this way. Mental health doesn’t discriminate and Kate Spade’s death illustrates the importance of treating psychological and emotional distress.

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Staten Island Heroin Linked to Increase in Overdoses

The residents of Staten Island and all of the boroughs are dealing with an increase in overdoses resulting from heroin that is tainted and mixed with fentanyl. Communities all over Staten Island have been especially hard hit by this latest wave of heroin-related deaths, with a string of overdoses that are suspected to be caused by a bad batch of heroin. Officials are struggling to prepare an appropriate response and prevent further deaths, even as more drug dealers have been arrested in various police operations in the Staten Island area.

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Mixing Substance Abuse With Relationships

Drug addiction affects your everyday relationships, making it difficult to form a bond with your loved ones, family, and friends. Mixing substance abuse with relationships is a recipe for disaster, as cravings to use drugs will overpower the relationship as an addiction deepens. An addicted person begins to not care about his/her relationship with others, creating chaos at every turn. Let’s explore the emotional roller coaster that is created when mixing substance abuse with relationships and the consequences of this dangerous combination.

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Fentanyl Detox Suffolk County NY

Fentanyl is sweeping Long Island and causing many opioid overdoses in the process. This powerful narcotic is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin this makes it extremely dangerous. Drug dealers in Suffolk County NY and across the country often cut fentanyl into their batches of heroin and give it to drug addicts for a stronger kick.

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Why Can’t I Stop Using Drugs On My Own?

Once you’re addicted, it’s not easy to put the drugs down. The pull to spiral out of control into misery and chemical dependence is often too strong to resist. Addicts and alcoholics are tormented with the question: why can’t I stop using drugs on my own? The answer lies in the insidious nature of substance abuse.

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Heroin Detox Nassau County NY

Heroin addiction is one of the most difficult chemical dependencies to overcome. Opioids bind to neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain which quickly leads to an addiction. Once you’re hooked on heroin in Nassau County NY or anywhere on Long Island, your options are often limited. Finding a reputable heroin detox in Nassau County NY is difficult if you don’t know where to look. That’s where we come in – our addiction professionals are experienced in helping New York residents that are affected by substance abuse.

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Health Risks of Opioid Addiction

Opioid dependence carries many unwanted physical and mental consequences for the addict. Health risks of opioid addiction are minimized by individuals in active addiction. As the leading provider of addiction resources on Long Island, our facility assists many addicts struggling with opioid addiction. A heroin epidemic is sweeping the nation, with overdose rates at record highs.

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