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Can Oregon’s New Drug Laws Set the Standard for Sentencing and Enforcement?

Can Oregon’s New Drug Laws Set the Standard for Sentencing and Enforcement?

August 4th, 2017

Will Oregon start the beginning of the end of the “War on Drugs?” I think so. Here is why.

Abuse Vs. Addiction: What’s the Difference?

Abuse Vs. Addiction: What’s the Difference?

June 6th, 2017

A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

November 11th, 2016

Silence is deadly. If you or a veteran you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, reach out for help!

Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

November 5th, 2016

An opinion piece on the dangers of plea bargains and early release of drug traffickers from retired DEA Special Agent and drug diversion expert, Warren Rivera.

5 Mourning an addict's death in the midst of stigma

Mourning an addict’s death in the midst of stigma

October 18th, 2016

The opioid and opiate epidemic is taking lives at an alarming rate. How can those mourning a loss cope? Suggestions here.

2 How do genes affect addiction?

How do genes affect addiction?

September 17th, 2016

Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

May 15th, 2016

Do you suspect that a loved one is hiding an addiction? Parents, kids, spouses, lovers, and friends…all can become adept at functioning even when they are suffering inside.
So, what is addiction? And what can you do about it? We review here. Then, we invite your feedback and questions at the end.

1 Why is addiction a brain disease?

Why is addiction a brain disease?

February 6th, 2016

A look at the modern research of the brain as related to addiction from contributor and neuroscientist, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.

1 Drug addiction at work: How to address addictions in the workplace

Drug addiction at work: How to address addictions in the workplace

August 20th, 2015

Addiction can affect an employee’s ability to contribute to your company’s success. How can you address problems with drugs or alcohol in the workplace? Learn more here.

1 The impact of drug addiction in families

The impact of drug addiction in families

August 8th, 2015

Addiction does not stop with the addict. It impacts the entire family. Suggestions on how your family can heal after addiction here.

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