December 13, 2016

Celebrate Your Nice List: Here’s Your Holiday Shopping Guide for Loved Ones in Recovery from Addiction

Celebrate Your Nice List: Here’s Your Holiday Shopping Guide for Loved Ones in Recovery from Addiction Holiday shopping season is in full swing. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one new to recovery, here are a few classic gift ideas you can be sure will make them smile and support their […]

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December 12, 2016

Elephant Sedative Carfentanyl is the Latest and Deadliest Heroin Additive

Elephant Sedative Carfentanyl is the Latest and Deadliest Heroin Additive One of the biggest risks associated with illegal drug use is that there’s no way to know for sure exactly what’s in the substance you’re consuming. Many drug cartels dilute their products with nearly indistinguishable substances, for example mixing powdered milk into a batch of […]

Richard Taite
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
December 1, 2016

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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November 22, 2016

Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction What will the fight against opioid addiction look like under President Trump? Although the president-elect has yet to appoint the Secretary of Health and Human Services who will inherit this public health crisis, Trump and his transition team have been discussing possible strategies since […]

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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