Understanding the Link Between Trauma and Substance Use

Trauma can have a profound impact on mental health, leading to a range of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. For many individuals, trauma can also lead to the development of substance use as a coping mechanism. Substance use provides a temporary escape from the pain and distress of trauma, but in the long term, it can exacerbate mental...[ read more ]

Person First Language Series- Substance Use (pt.3)

This week we have been focusing on person first language. Person first language emphasis the importance of putting the person before their "label". For example instead of saying someone is an alcoholic you would say person with a substance use disorder. Below is an article that specifically deals with substance use as this is one of the more common types...[ read more ]

Person First Language series – The stats (pt.2)

In this weeks series we are learning about person first language! Check out the article below for a better understanding of the statistics behind person first language, in terms of people with disabilities in America today and how using this type of language can be helpful to them!

Person First Language series (pt.1)

This week we will be focusing on person first language. Person first language is the idea that the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is. PFL uses phrases such as “person with a disability,” “individuals with disabilities,” and “children with disabilities,” as opposed to phrases that identify people based solely on their...[ read more ]

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