December 7, 2016

How Can You Know if You’re Depressed?

How Can You Know if You’re Depressed? Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses, including depression. In a recent review of diagnostic tools conducted by Universiteit van Amsterdam, researchers revealed that there is […]

Richard Taite
November 22, 2016

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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November 1, 2016

Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction

Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction In addition to choosing a president this November 8th nine states have marijuana legalization on the ballot this election day. Just like the presidential election, misinformation abounds when it comes to marijuana and the effects its legalization would have on the states considering it. Here are a few of […]

Richard Taite
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 26, 2016

Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Gearing Up to Fight Pricing Regulations

Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Gearing Up to Fight Pricing Regulations In a republic like that in the USA, elected officials are appointed by the people to represent their interests at all levels throughout the government. Sizable campaign donations from big businesses with specific policy interests have a way of distorting this relationship between elected representatives and […]

Richard Taite
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 21, 2016

How and Why You Should Keep Your Temper in Check

How and Why You Should Keep Your Temper in Check It never feels good to lose your temper. Nothing can end a conversation or hurt a relationship as quickly and deeply as a few angry words uttered in the heat of the moment. You may feel like these outbursts are out of your control, or […]

Richard Taite
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

The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.: Here’s How that Might Affect the Opioid Epidemic

The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.: Here’s How that Might Affect the Opioid Epidemic In the latest federal policy meant to curtail the ongoing opioid epidemic, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced earlier this week that the overall volume of opioid prescriptions permitted in the nation’s pharmaceutical market would decrease […]

Richard Taite
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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