Tips for safe solar eclipse viewing

On August 21, 2017, while you’re watching the total #SolarEclipse (first occurrence since 1918), make sure you’re protecting your eyes! Never look at the sun with the naked eye and even so, regular sunglasses are not approved for this type of viewing. At #MEC, we have certified #ISO standard glasses for #safe viewing! Visit our office to get your pair …

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Why Do We Develop Addictions?

From our previous post, we discovered that addiction is a brain disorder that controls and magnifies our desire for a certain substances or behaviors. But why do we become addicted…to anything? There are many theories about why people become addicted. According to Dr. Jennifer Fernandez from the Pathways Institute, the most popular theory is the disease model. This theory explains …

Coach JamesWhy Do We Develop Addictions?

What is Addiction?

Did you know that… • Addiction is a disease that is completely treatable • Addiction is unpredictable—it can happen to anyone at any time and excess stress can cause relapse at recovery • Many addicts suffer from co-occurring disorders, meaning they have other mental health conditions The more you understand addiction, the better prepared you will be to combat it …

Coach JamesWhat is Addiction?