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1 Grieving an Overdose Death: Who Am I Now? The Transformative Power of Grief

Grieving an Overdose Death: Who Am I Now? The Transformative Power of Grief

October 7th, 2017

Are you searching for answers after an overdose? A look at how the process of grieving can transform fear to love. You are never alone.

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

September 18th, 2017

An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.

1 Health Insurance and its Influence on the Opioid Epidemic

Health Insurance and its Influence on the Opioid Epidemic

June 1st, 2017

Greed is keeping Americans sick. More on what the health insurance industry is doing in the face of the Opioid Epidemic … and possible solutions that can turn the tide.

3 6 common questions people ask addicts in recovery

6 common questions people ask addicts in recovery

March 13th, 2017

Are you new to recovery? Prepare yourself! These are some of the difficult – and ignorant – questions people might ask you in addiction recovery.

7 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 Does addiction affect women differently than men?

Does addiction affect women differently than men?

October 2nd, 2014

Yes, addiction affects women differently than men. An exploration of the ways that men and women differ in active addiction and recovery here.

How to recover from drug abuse? INTERVIEW with Allan Kehler

How to recover from drug abuse? INTERVIEW with Allan Kehler

September 22nd, 2014

How can addicts or their loved ones understand addiction and start the path to recovery? Tips and pointers from motivational speaker, Allan Kehler, here.

1 The social stigma of addiction

The social stigma of addiction

July 24th, 2014

The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of integrity. More on this stigma and how you can change it here.

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