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Nurses Standing Against Arresting Mothers with Addiction

Despite what stigma teaches people, it is possible to be a good person and be addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is possible to be a good parent while fighting to overcome a substance use disorder (SUD), and it is vital that mothers feel safe when seeking help. Sadly, the threat of arrest and prosecution . . . . Continue Reading


Medicaid Approved to Pay More for Addiction Treatment

Reimbursements for Residential Care This past Wednesday, an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates was approved by the Executive Council in New Hampshire for providers of residential addiction treatment. This creates a new sense of hope for those in need of treatment opportunities in the Granite State. Treatment providers in the area had previously cautioned that . . . . Continue Reading


How Cops Helping Addicts are Changing the Conversation on Addiction  

On June 29th, 2018, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) organization celebrated its third year anniversary. That week, representatives from some of the more than 400 PAARI law enforcement partners joined public health officials and government leaders to honor the work the PAARI programs have done all over the nation to change the . . . . 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


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


Is Suing Opioid Makers for Contributing to Crisis Working?

The multi-billion dollar Big Pharma industry has been called into question before regarding the status of the opioid crisis in America. Whether it has been the issue of misleading campaigns to sell more pills, or price gouging the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone in the midst of the worst overdose outbreak in history. Opioid makers are . . . . Continue Reading


Naomi Campbell Opens Up About Cocaine Addiction and Going to NA

  The famous British supermodel Naomi Campbell recently opened up about her past at a women’s summit. Naomi Campbell attended the Fortune Most Powerful International Summit on Monday, June 12, where she reflected on her decision to give up cocaine and the subsequent public shaming she received from the British media after making that decision. . . . . Continue Reading


Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Bulimia Recovery

Take it from me, eating disorders are no joke. Eating disorders like bulimia wreak havoc on the body months, even years into recovery. Still, recovering from an eating disorder is such an enormous gift of health to your body. That’s why, Alexa PenaVega, known for her role in Spy Kids and a recent stint in . . . . Continue Reading


Another Lawsuit Against Big Pharma

Last month there were lawsuits filed by two counties in California seeking damages for the impact of the Big Pharma marketing strategies, with plaintiffs stating the marketing used by these companies made a serious contribution to the prescription drug epidemic. This was all part of a growing debate as to whether Big Pharma companies should . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Social Anxiety and Initial Drug Use

From an early age, I’ve witnessed my peers fall into the pressure of doing drugs and alcohol. Looking back, I realized that for some, this was a way to break out of their shell and prove to others they were not introverted. Many people turn to substances to “loosen up.” For years, therapists and researchers . . . . Continue Reading