October 31, 2016

More than an Rx: How Can Doctors End the Opioid Epidemic?

More than an Rx: How Can Doctors End the Opioid Epidemic? How can we combat addiction? While nearly 20,000 people died from a prescription opioid-related overdose in 2014, community leaders and elected officials are still scrambling to answer this question. Some advocates point to physicians in their role as key suppliers of prescription opioids as the group […]

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October 25, 2016

Voting Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters

Voting Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters This year’s election is already underway and while most of us are paying attention to the presidential candidates, there are a lot of other elected positions and ballot measures that are important to consider. One issue, being voted on in […]

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October 18, 2016

3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic

3 Weeks Out: Here’s How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic Seedy scandals and unsavory sound bites have stolen headlines this election season. But for nearly two million Americans grappling with an addiction to opioid-based medications or heroin, our country’s most important issues have never been clearer. Less than one month away from […]

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October 12, 2016

Kratom Needs to be Researched Before It’s Listed as a Schedule 1 Drug

Kratom Needs to be Researched Before It’s Listed as a Schedule 1 Drug In August of this year, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced that kratom, an herbal supplement sold in headshops and mixed into drinks at trendy bars, would be reclassified as a Schedule I substance, making its use or possession illegal […]

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October 3, 2016

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery A plane ticket home can burn a hole in your heart. Just thinking about how you’ll handle your family’s controversial politics or misaligned values can make even the calmest among us look around desperately for some way to make it […]

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September 28, 2016

Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace

Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace Workplace stress comes from a wide variety of circumstances and situations. It’s easy to see how an attorney speaking on the record or a surgeon making that first incision could feel a twinge of anxiety or a rush of […]

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September 21, 2016

Not Everyone Wants to Ban Kratom: Here Are Some Issues to Consider

Not Everyone Wants to Ban Kratom: Here Are Some Issues to Consider Never heard of kratom? The media has been so focused on the ongoing opioid epidemic that it’s easy to miss a less frequently used or abused substance, like kratom. But a movement to ban or restrict the sale of kratom in cafes, at […]

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September 16, 2016

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms. Conventional wisdom tells us that a certain number of negative experiences are just part of life. Things don’t always turn out […]

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August 30, 2016

The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury

The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury Receiving a Purple Heart in recognition of a veteran’s bravery and sacrifice is a cherished honor among military families. Traditionally given out by the Pentagon in the name of the sitting president, Purple Hearts formally recognize the physical injuries and sacrifices an […]

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August 24, 2016

Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic One of the federal government’s important roles is to take on our county’s most pressing issues and respond with solutions on a national scale. Responsible for killing nearly 50,000 people in 2014 alone, the opioid epidemic is clearly a […]

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