Mental Health CEUs

Tech Companies Launch Online Platform to Offer Support for Addiction Recovery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have partnered to launch an online platform to offer support for people with substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, CNBC reports. The tech companies have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together. The site provides online recovery resources. Twitter is offering hashtags such…

How does sugar affect depression?

The negative effects of sugar on the body, from obesity to tooth decay, are well-known. Recent medical research is also showing stronger links between sugar consumption and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Because sugary foods are widespread and popular, understanding this connection is important to maintaining good mental health. Keep…

Psychological Science and COVID-19: Pandemic Effects on Marriage and Relationships

What does psychological science say about external stressors on marriage and other close relationships? A key component of close, well-functioning romantic relationships is that individuals see their partners as accepting, concerned with their welfare, understanding, and supportive. That is, they see their partners as responsive to their needs (Reis et…

Flow of Meth and Heroin into U.S. Has Slowed During Coronavirus Pandemic

The flow of heroin, meth and other illegal drugs into the United States has slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration told The Wall Street Journal. Supplies of meth have been hardest hit. “What we’re really seeing right now are supply-chain disruptions of nearly all…

The reasons why smoking is bad for you

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of early disease and death in the United States. People can significantly reduce their chance of smoking-related disease by giving it up. Giving up smoking is difficult for many people, but the number of former smokers is increasing all the time. According to the Centers for Disease…