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.
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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.
An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.
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.
Will Oregon start the beginning of the end of the “War on Drugs?” I think so. Here is why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.