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Celebrity Recovery Story: Jada Pinkett Smith Over 20 Years Sober

 Jada Pinkett Smith is, by all means, a celebrity powerhouse, with a long list of incredible accomplishments she has managed to pull off over a long career. One particular victory for the amazing icon is especially impressive, even though it is probably not the most publicized: Jada Pinkett Smith is over 20 years sober! Getting . . . . Continue Reading


Expunging Marijuana Convictions by the Thousands in San Francisco

As the days of drug policy reform unfold, we have yet another example of how perspective and opinion on marijuana use is changing across the country. According to new reports, the District Attorney’s office in San Francisco, California is committing to expunging marijuana convictions for over 3,000 misdemeanor offenders. Proposition 64 The new move isn’t . . . . Continue Reading


The Death of Dolores O’Riordan and Suicide VS Overdose

On January 15, 2018, the world lost another iconic voice in music, Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries. At this point, a London coroner’s office is stating the cause of death will not be revealed until at least April. However, there have been many early reports saying that fentanyl poisoning is . . . . Continue Reading


We May See First State to Legalize Marijuana Through Legislature

Marijuana reform is heating up already this year. Even after the controversy surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move undoing Obama-era policies that gave law enforcement a more hands-off approach to states with legal marijuana, it seems some advocates are not backing down from pursuing legalization of the drug, whether for medical or recreational uses. While . . . . Continue Reading


Philip Morris Tobacco Company Giving Up the Smoking Business?

Since 1900 Philip Morris International Inc. has become a multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company. Over 118 years after Philip Morris opened a single shop on Bond Street in London in 1847, their tobacco products are sold in over 180 countries outside the United States. Their products have been all around you for your entire . . . . Continue Reading


Cocaine in America: Use Rising Under the Radar

There is absolutely no denying at this point the severity and urgency of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl and semi-synthetic opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin are destroying countless lives across the nation. But we cannot drop our guard on the other very real threats that are a lot bigger . . . . Continue Reading


1 in 4 Girls Have Depression Symptoms at Age 14 Says New Study

Depression is a difficult thing to talk about, but it is an increasingly important conversation. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) an estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2015. Among people ages 15-44 years old depression is the leading cause of disability . . . . Continue Reading


4 Assumptions about Anxiety Which Are Actually Wrong

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems? In fact, recent research shows that up to 1 in every 4 adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, are feelings of worry or fear that do not . . . . Continue Reading


Study Says Most Opioid Deaths Were People Who Had Prescriptions

A newly released study of the opioid crisis in America actually reveals that 2/3 of people who died due to opioids actually were diagnosed with chronic pain and received a prescription painkiller in the year before their death. This research is being called “the largest study of opioid deaths”, and shows that over half of . . . . Continue Reading


Can Ear-Clip Electronic Detox Device Stop Opioid Withdrawal?

  Imagine a drug addiction treatment program providing you with a hear-aid the first day of treatment. Well, a new electronic detox device might not make things sound much better, but most people seem to think it could make you feel better. Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an electrical ear-clip device that . . . . Continue Reading