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  • End the Stigma: The difference between stress and anxiety

    WENDY WIECKI - CMHW, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator|Jun 30, 2022

    What is the difference between stress and anxiety? Are they one in the same or different? There is a fine line between stress and anxiety. Stress is typically caused by an external trigger. The trigger can be short-term, such as an argument with a loved one, or it can be long-term, such as being unemployed for an extended period of time or having a chronic illness. The stress usually subsides once the stressor is gone or dealt with. People under stress can experience mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pai... Full story

  • Faces of Recovery: Anthony Herrera

    WENDY WIECKI - CMHW, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator Cloud Peak Counseling Center|May 26, 2022

    Meet Anthony Herrera. Anthony is and addiction recovery warrior. Anthony has struggled with addiction "for at least 20 years." Anthony began his journey of addiction at the age of 15 when he was first introduced to alcohol by family members. From there, his addiction grew. He started smoking marijuana and methamphetamine at the age of 16, and from the ages of 15-21, he had five MIP [minor in possession] citations. Around the age of 18 or 19, he started using cocaine and used it "as much as I cou...