Category: Current Events

As COVID-19 Numbers Mount, Opioid Abuse Does Too
October 15, 2020

There’s no doubt about it. We are enduring many pains, hardships and sorrows during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The count of those […]

Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s Presidential Opioid Policies
October 12, 2020

With the election right around the corner, there are only a small handful of key issues that seem to be on everyone’s […]

Hispanic Heritage Month and Substance Abuse
September 25, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and ends October 15th. It is the cultural and historical celebration of the contributions of […]

What to Do During COVID-19 Isolation
March 20, 2020

Anxiety, Stress, and Loneliness Being isolated can cause many negative emotions and feelings such as, anxiety, stress, fear, and loneliness. These are […]

Social Workers and their Role in Addiction Treatment
March 13, 2020

The month of March doesn’t just honor women and the contributions that they’ve made throughout history, but it also honors the dedication […]

2020 Presidential Candidates Opioid Policies
February 14, 2020

It’s an election year and candidates are offering their stances on all types of policy under the sun. However, one issue that […]

The Death Count from Alcohol: An Equal Opportunity Tragedy
January 28, 2020

Are people dying for a drink? Make that lots of drinks. According to a recent post by NBC News, “more people are […]

TikTok and Recovery on Social Media
December 13, 2019

Kids these days. What with their newfangled gizmos and constant preoccupation with their social media. What good are these new technologies anyway?  […]

‘A’ Is for Addiction: Bert and Ernie Learn about Substance Abuse
December 4, 2019

Learning the ABC’s is taking on new meaning on the famous TV boulevard called “Sesame Street.” That change came about with the […]

Math Error Leads to Smaller Opioid Settlement
November 25, 2019

In August 2019, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson settled a lawsuit over their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. The company agreed […]

Get Out Your Notebooks, Doctors: It’s Time to Learn
November 18, 2019

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine prides itself on “Connecting the Best Minds in Science and Patient Care.” For several years, it has […]

The Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. Economy $2.5 Trillion in 4 Years
November 11, 2019

Opioid Epidemic Cost the Economy 2.5 Trillion Dollars It’s a well-known fact just how much the opioid epidemic has cost us in […]

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