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1 The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

February 8th, 2018

This article explores the internal and external factors of the stigma of drug use and how it relates to our social understanding of addition. In this article, we’ll look at social context and how it affects identity for drug users…plus, its implications in policy, treatment, and criminalization of drug users.

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.

9 Grieving a Loved One Lost to Addiction: Silent No More

Grieving a Loved One Lost to Addiction: Silent No More

September 7th, 2017

Reflections on how we cope with the loss and grief caused by addiction…and how an invisble thread of humanity connects us through it all.

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.

My child has psychological problems: Parenting Through the Storm BOOK REVIEW

My child has psychological problems: Parenting Through the Storm BOOK REVIEW

July 23rd, 2017

Mental health problems and addiction go hand-in-hand. What can you do if you are facing psychological problems with your child? We review a parental guide on coping with children’s mental health challenges that can help.

Recovery Vs. Stigma: Can the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Create Lasting Change?

Recovery Vs. Stigma: Can the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Create Lasting Change?

July 18th, 2017

A Call to Action: More on how education and public health measures can help eradicate addiction…with some thoughts about past successes with tobacco/nicotine addiction.

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

April 30th, 2017

The LGBT community faces some unique barriers to getting treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If these barriers are not recognized and addressed, professional care CANNOT adequately address Substance Use Disorder in LGBT people. What are the barriers? A review here.

The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

March 16th, 2017

How did we get here? Where will the opiate crisis likely lead? Here, we review what government can do to reduce and combat America’s opiate crisis. Actionable ideas from former DEA agent, Warren Rivera, here.

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

February 19th, 2017

Addicts can be hard on themselves…let alone society! Learn what you should do for your friend or family member when they are facing an addiction. More here.

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