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Benzodiazepine Addiction and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of Americans to face issues with unemployment, homelessness and food insecurities, on top of worries about the rapid spread of illness throughout their communities. Amid all these uncertainties, doctors have increasingly prescribed a class of medications called benzodiazepines to their patients who report...

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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020, a time to turn the spotlight on the nationwide problem of intimate partner abuse. This year makes it even more crucial to recognize the issues surrounding domestic violence. Domestic violence cases have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, after directives to self-quarantine...

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How to Observe Mental Illness Awareness Week During the Pandemic

Mental Health America has announced Oct. 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this seven-day period and beyond, the organization is encouraging people to familiarize themselves with the signs of major mental health conditions and how they affect everyone’s lives.  Mental illness awareness is especially crucial amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Addiction, Overdose and Suicide

Sadly, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., which has led some mental health professionals to classify it as a severe epidemic. Every year, mental health organizations, suicide survivors and those whose lives have been touched by suicide commemorate National Suicide Awareness Month in...

COVID-19 update: The health and safety of our clients at Vista Taos is our top priority. Each person admitted to our program will be given a PCR Covid screen upon entry and subsequently will follow our isolation protocol as we await the results.