Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption

Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption Stress creates feelings that we sometimes deal with in maladaptive ways. A long wait at the post office might stress you so much that you choose to stay home with pizza and a movie. Caring for an ailing parent might start you on a path of […]

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Getting Medical Treatment Shouldn’t Limit Second Amendment Rights

Getting Medical Treatment Shouldn’t Limit Second Amendment Rights The 2016 election was one of the biggest political upsets in recent memory. While people across the country cried tears of joy or disappointment over the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump, many overlooked another major turn of events: the advance of marijuana legalization efforts. What was once […]

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Staying Sober on “Trumps-Giving”

Staying Sober on “Trumps-Giving” I wasn’t surprised, but I was heartbroken by the number of calls I received in the week following Trump’s election. Every day, usually in the late evening or dead of night, I heard from all sorts of scared souls, reasonably new to addiction recovery, who wanted to drink or use and […]

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Trump is Backpedaling on Obamacare: Here’s Why That’s Good

One thing Trump voters say they love about him is his propensity to “tell it like it is.” But just days after becoming the next president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump is already backpedaling on his campaign promise to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) once he’s in office. Here’s why Trump’s pivot […]

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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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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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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 a person with substance use disorderion to opioid-based medications or heroin, our country’s most important issues have never been clearer. Less than […]

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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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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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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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