The first step to curing addiction is to remove the stigma

December 14, 2017

America is currently facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic. One in 10 people over the age of 12 suffer from addiction. Drug-related deaths now stand at over 64,000 a year, making it the eighth-leading cause of death in the United States. In response, the Trump administration has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Unfortunately, without additional funds and major reform to increase the accessibility of healthcare, there is still…


Breaking the habits of drug abuse and addiction

November 16, 2017

“Marijuana started as kind of a thing that made me laugh,” Kelly* said. “Just like something just to relax, but like every time you do it it kind of changes your experience.” Drug addiction starts in different ways. Some begin using the drug on their own while others are introduced through friends or family. The variability of drug addiction continues from exposure through recovery, as each individual faces challenges that…