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Remembering Margot Kidder: Lois Lane’s Story of Recovery

Margot Kidder was the Canadian-born actress widely regarded as the Lois Lane, having portrayed the iconic character in the original Christopher Reeve Superman film (and its three sequels) stealing the hearts of the Man of Steel and his fans worldwide on the silver screen for many years. Kidder passed away this past Sunday at 69 . . . . Continue Reading


Big Pharma Opioid Makers Now Facing Lawsuit from Miami

Since early 2014, I have been writing about attempts by city and state officials all over the country to hold Big Pharma opioid makers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic in America. In 2014 we talked about Chicago adding its name to the list of plaintiffs. By 2015 two counties in California were . . . . 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


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


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


Self-Help vs. In-Person Therapy: Are Both Equally Effective?

Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. I know from personal experience. I had to go through several therapists before I found the right one, and that experience was intimidating.  In the end, it was well worth it, but certainly not an experience I would want to repeat. For some, it can take a . . . . Continue Reading


Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking

Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking Whether it’s wine Wednesdays, ladies nights, or happy hours, drinking culture is everywhere. On social media, there are tweets and gifs glorifying drinking among women. It all seems like a funny joke.  However, the reality is more and more women are struggling with alcohol use disorder, and . . . . Continue Reading