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Guatemalan Firefighters Respond to Volcanic Eruption with Sheer Will

By Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts

After a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, firefighters gave time, energy, and money out of their own pockets to keep response efforts going. AMU faculty members interviewed some of those firefighters about the country's reliance on volunteers for disaster response, despite the lack of government support and resources.

How Employers Can Tackle Opioid Abuse in the Workplace

By Nicole Hare-Everline

The effects of opioid addiction infiltrate every aspect of an individual's life, including in the workplace. Learn how companies and employers can take measures to educate and help their workforce in the ongoing opioid crisis.

How Prescribing Opioids to Student-Athletes May Increase Risk of Abuse

By Leslie D. McManus

As society becomes more aware of the dangers of over-prescribing opioids, it’s time to start looking for pain-management alternatives to help keep student-athletes in the competition without putting them at risk for addiction.

Treating Chronic Noncancer Pain Amid an Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo

Noncancer pain, which is chronic pain that lasts for more than three months, is regularly treated with opioids. In the midst of high opioid addiction rates, however, other pain management strategies are being prioritized.

Nurse Creates Recovery Home to Address Opioid Addiction in Her Community

By Dr. Stacey Kram

The Gratitude House is a recovery home in Maryland helping individuals who have completed treatment for addiction transition back into everyday life. Learn more about how the home was started and the success its achieved in its community.

Understanding the Scope of the Opioid Crisis in America

By Samer Koutoubi

The opioid crisis continues to be a widespread and ongoing public health concern in the United States. Learn more about its devastating impact and the need for evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies.

Family Counseling: Keeping Bonds Strong

By Dr. Marie Isom and Teresa Chambers

First responder families face unique stressors related to the profession. Learn why family counseling is a healthy way for first responders and their loved ones to find support and handle stress.