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    • APRIL 7, 2021
    Hunter Biden’s Book, ‘Beautiful Things: A Memoir’

    Hunter Biden’s Book, ‘Beautiful Things: A Memoir’

    Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has become fodder for opponents of his Dad. His business deals and personal demons were featured in presidential speeches and political ads throughout 2020. Hunter has a new memoir called “The Beautiful Things,” which details his life, struggles, and substance abuse challenges. Putting aside the book’s political

    • APRIL 7, 2021
    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use and Mental Health

    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use and Mental Health

    The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have large-scale negative impacts on substance use and mental health around the world with increases in anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis1,2. Fear of contagion, job loss and economic struggles, and the stress of having a loved-one sickened by the virus, have increased stress levels1,2. Becoming severely

    • DECEMBER 17, 2020
    The Impact of Heroin Addiction on Mothers and Children

    The Impact of Heroin Addiction on Mothers and Children

    A Crisis Falling by the Wayside Concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic are eclipsing another very real, preexisting crisis: the opioid crisis. Heroin overdose continues to claim the lives of thousands of Americans each year. It also results in babies born addicted to drugs and separated from their families. If you’re struggling with substance abuse, it’s

    • NOVEMBER 9, 2020
    Oregon Decriminalizes Hard Drugs – Measure 110, Election 2020

    Oregon Decriminalizes Hard Drugs – Measure 110, Election 2020

    The state of Oregon, long upheld as a paradise for progressive policies, became the first state to decriminalize hard drugs in the U.S.  This was done with the passage of Measure 110, which passed in the November 2020 election. Research shows that in 2018 there were more than 1.6 million drug arrests in the United States. Over three-quarters

    • NOVEMBER 2, 2020
    Jordan Peterson finishes “lengthy” treatment for addiction

    Jordan Peterson finishes “lengthy” treatment for addiction

    When people think about addictive prescriptions, they often think about opioids like OxyContin.  We don’t often hear about other prescription drugs, which are just as addictive and can be just as deadly.  One such class of prescription drugs is Benzodiazepines, which treat conditions such as anxiety and seizures. Benzo drugs include various substances that we

    • OCTOBER 26, 2020
    Sobriety, Fitness, and Community during Covid-19

    Sobriety, Fitness, and Community during Covid-19

    Importance of Community In his 2015 TEDTalk, British journalist Johann Hari offered a unique perspective on addiction.  He stated the opposite of addiction wasn’t sobriety or recovery; it is connection.  During the current Covid-19 pandemic, staying connected has been difficult for everyone and seems to be incredibly difficult for people in recovery from a substance

    • OCTOBER 9, 2020
    Is There a Connection Between Porn Addiction and Substance Abuse?

    Is There a Connection Between Porn Addiction and Substance Abuse?

    You may think of “addiction” as a term related to drug and alcohol use, but it actually describes both substance abuse and some compulsive behaviors, including pornography consumption. Watching porn can become just as addictive as using substances, and the processes and impacts of the two kinds of addiction are very similar. In fact, they

    • SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
    Dax Shepard Relapses

    Dax Shepard Relapses

    Dax Shepard is known by many as a jovial, personable actor and comedian. Starring in the hit sitcom, Parenthood, Shepard quickly became a household name, especially with his famous wife and actress, Kristen Bell. While Shepard is certainly known and recognized for his on-screen roles, he is also a beacon of hope for many revering