February 25, 2019

Parents and Prevention

Category: Blog

Quick—how many prescription medicines are in your house right now?

 

Are you sure?

 

A recent study in the Journal of Drug Education indicated that as many as 77% of households keep at least one prescription medicine in their home that could be used for non-medical purposes. These include not only opioid-based pain medications, but also sedatives (benzodiazepines or other anxiety medications) and stimulants such as ADHD medications. All these medications have the potential for abuse, and they’re most likely to be abused by kids and adolescents.

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February 13, 2019

Project Prom

Category: Blog

Unison Health is working with BCSN/BCAN to help one school win $1,000 for their after-prom activities, and you can help!

 

 

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February 1, 2019

Prom Season Prevention Start Talking

Category: Blog

Here at Unison Health, we believe there are always opportunities to have open, honest discussions with your children about the risks of drugs and alcohol — and the time leading up to prom night is certainly no exception. The State of Ohio offers some tips to help you start talking (and keep talking) to your kids about substance abuse. Here are some things to remember as you enter into these conversations around prom season.

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December 20, 2018

Parents Play an Active Role in Preventing Drug Abuse_copy

Category: Blog

“Kids just don’t listen!”

If you’re a parent — and especially if you have teenagers — we’re willing to bet you’ve had this thought at least once. It turns out, though, that this just isn’t true. No matter how it might seem when you’re telling them to put down the video game controller, your kids are listening to you.

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December 3, 2018

Emotional Self-Regulation

Category: Blog

As we’ve said before, many people begin abusing drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating their physical and emotional health issues. But what if people were given the tools to cope with their negative thoughts and behaviors without turning to substances?

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November 22, 2018

Enjoy the Holidays — Stay Safe and Healthy!

Category: Blog

Let’s face it — while the holidays are often a time of great joy, they can also be pretty stressful!

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October 29, 2018

A Time to Recognize Children’s Mental Health

Category: Blog

Some young people, though, might still be struggling with their new environments, and their difficulties adjusting could indicate a more serious problem. Teachers, parents, and other caregivers can all play a role in identifying behavioral and emotional challenges in children, and together with Unison Health, we can help these kids find a path to a more well-adjusted school experience.

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October 22, 2018

Understanding the Interplay between Substance Use and Behavioral Health

Category: Blog

With the onset of major behavioral health issues such as bipolar or schizoaffective disorders, people are often not fully aware of what is happening to them, or if they are, they may lack access to effective treatment options.

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