CBD is Real Medical Marijuana

Hemp-derived CBD oil products are considered a dietary supplement by FDA and available in health food stores. (Wikimedia Commons) While medical marijuana may not always be used for strictly health-related reasons, it is not an oxymoron. Scientifically rigorous proof of the benefits of [...]

CBD is Real Medical Marijuana2019-07-01T15:42:44+00:00

Easter Is a Time for Rebirth, Renewal, and Recovery from Substance Abuse

(Pixabay) Easter is a time of rebirth, renewal. Not only because it's the Christian's commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also because (in the northern hemisphere) it's the early days of Spring following the vernal equinox, and the setting for many [...]

Easter Is a Time for Rebirth, Renewal, and Recovery from Substance Abuse2018-03-29T20:21:41+00:00

Death Penalty Won’t Stop Opioid Epidemic

(Pixabay) To end substance abuse, whether drugs or alcohol, you must stop the supply and/or the demand. Stopping demand means reducing the number of people who want the drugs, even if they are available, even if they are legal. This is accomplished through drug abuse [...]

Death Penalty Won’t Stop Opioid Epidemic2019-07-01T15:40:39+00:00

ACA Increased Opioid Treatment, Not Opioid Abuse

(Pixabay) There was an odd theory floated last year by conservatives and others opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare if you prefer): the expansion of Medicaid made the Opioid Epidemic worse, maybe even caused it. Citing cherry-picked [...]

ACA Increased Opioid Treatment, Not Opioid Abuse2019-06-26T14:25:29+00:00

Use of MAT Drugs Is Not the Same as Addiction

Suboxone helps addicts stop using as part of a program of medication-assisted treatment., but it's been unfairly stigmatized. (Pixabay) In at least one respect, President Donald Trump's replacement for Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services is an improvement: Alex Azar [...]

Use of MAT Drugs Is Not the Same as Addiction2019-07-01T15:42:45+00:00

New Help for Opioid Abuse Epidemic Treatment

Suboxone pills (Pixabay) In May 2016 a promising new tool in the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic received FDA approval. Since then, it has not made much of an impact. Now it will have some competition, which may fare better. Probuphine is [...]

New Help for Opioid Abuse Epidemic Treatment2019-10-11T18:45:21+00:00

It Takes Greatness to Seek Help for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. This post originally appeared on January 15, 2018, a day when the United States celebrated the birthday of the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent civil rights leader. Given his impressive accomplishments, most people would [...]

It Takes Greatness to Seek Help for Drug and Alcohol Abuse2019-10-11T18:54:16+00:00

Coping with Blue Monday without Alcohol and Drugs

This blog post was originally published in January, 2018. That year, January 15, 2018, the third Monday of the month, was known as Blue Monday. Some people call the day Blue Monday because they consider it the most depressing day of the year. When you [...]

Coping with Blue Monday without Alcohol and Drugs2019-10-11T18:47:45+00:00