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The "White Child" That Killed My Father

Torri Stuckey | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

The man I once viewed as "the strongest daddy in da' world" was now too weak to defend himself against the young dope boys in the community. Overnight he became less entertaining. His jokes became irritating. His singing and dancing morphed into buffoonery. He could do no right in my eyes.

Four Programs That Help Treat Addiction

Deni Carise | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Deni Carise

The nation's drug epidemic, specifically the abuse of heroin and opiates, has earned center stage in politics and pop culture alike. The fact that we're talking about the devastating disease of addiction is welcome progress; those of us in the treatment field have been promoting awareness and de-stigmatization for years.

Uberdose: 911 for People Who Should Call for Help, But Won't

Jason Friesen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.

The Unforgettable Day I Witnessed Naloxone Save Amy's Life

Amanda Bent | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Amanda Bent

I still vividly remember the first time I saw naloxone in action. The day began like an average one at the drop-in center -- with the buzz of conversation, ringing phones and chaotic sounds of an old action movie on the television.

How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide

Richard Taite | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Richard Taite

It's splashed all over social and mainstream media. Another person in the public eye has passed away from suicide. Tomorrow, it will be someone els...

Pharmaceutical Companies Need to Mitigate the Destruction They Cause

Tessie Castillo | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

The pharmaceutical industry's marketing of prescription painkillers to doctors is a driving force behind the nation's current opioid addiction crisis. Given the role that the pharmaceutical industry has played in creating the crisis, they should play an equally large role in resolving it.

Let No One Else Have to Bury a Child Because of Drug Addiction

Richard Taite | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Richard Taite

It was one of the highlights of last week's Republican debate, the moment when Carly Fiorina shared that she and her husband had buried a child due to drug addiction. All the bombast of the candidates fell away as this strong woman shared her private heartache.

Legislators Panic and Force Addiction Treatment

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Elaine Pawlowski

Making naloxone available with an attached condition during a life and death emergency is not only irresponsible and stigmatizing but cruel.

The U.S. Needs More Treatment Options for Opiate Addiction

Hyun Namkoong | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Hyun Namkoong

The problems in Fayetteville reflect what has been unfolding nationwide ever since the resurgence of heroin and the soaring use of prescription painkillers such as Percocet or Vicodin. Although these drugs have claimed thousands of lives in the U.S., healthcare resources and services have failed to catch-up to meet the demands for opiate treatment programs.

The Long Walk of Moms and Dads After Overdose

Denise Cullen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Denise Cullen

It's a hard road, the one that we walk after our children die from a drug overdose. It's a walk that numbs your feet from the miles of isolation and grief. I'm only one of thousands.

On a Mission

Jason Wahler | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Jason Wahler

Every day I wake up and it is my mission to do everything possible to make sure that I make a difference when it comes to addiction and recovery. If you asked me five years ago if this would be my life, I would've laughed at you.

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

The Bitter Taste of Dying... and Addiction

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

At the age of 14, Jason Smith got his first taste of addiction. Literally. While his parents were away for the weekend, his uncle--a heroin addict who was living with Jason and his family--overdosed, and Jason had to perform CPR on him.

Does Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

Does marijuana cause lung cancer? Many have asked the question, pinning it up against substances like tobacco. Luckily medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta...

Can You Become Addicted to Marijuana?

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

Many have questioned the addiction properties in marijuana. Is it possible to become addicted to marijuana? Luckily I had Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mon...

Does Marijuana Helps Seizures?

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

Many people have come out with stories of "miracle" treatments from the use of medical marijuana. We asked medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta to stop by ...

Can People Die From Marijuana

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

Has anyone ever died from using cannabis? Is it a possibility that it could happen? Medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta stopped by Mondays with Marlo to d...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Are You for Legalizing Medical Marijuana or Against It?

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss medical marijuana, its benefits and risks, and to decipher truth from...

Marijuana Versus Prescription Pills

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

Medical marijuana has been a huge debate across the United States, so it was the perfect time to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta visit Mondays with Marlo to dis...

The Difference Between THC and CBD

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

What a pleasure it was to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo. We discussed a very controversial topic in the media today: medical mariju...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Message on Medical Marijuana

Posted 06.22.2015 | MarloThomas

What a pleasure it was to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo. We discussed a very controversial topic in the media today: medical mariju...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Visits Mondays with Marlo

Posted 06.24.2015 | MarloThomas

What a pleasure it was to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo. We discussed a very controversial topic in the media today: medical mariju...

Top 3 Highlights From the New CDC Report on Naloxone Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

This week the CDC released its long-awaited report on overdose prevention programs providing naloxone to laypersons. The detailed report, which surveyed 136 naloxone distribution programs nationwide, confirms some of what overdose prevention advocates already knew, but also holds a few surprises.

Governor Abbott: Sign HB225 and Save Texas Lives

Joy Strickland | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Joy Strickland

Opiate overdose is the crisis that did not need to happen. Its very existence contradicts the idea that every person is redeemable and every human life is worth saving.

Community Policing and Drug Overdose: Where You Live Doesn't Have to Determine Whether You Survive an Overdose

Michael Botticelli | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Michael Botticelli

The odds of surviving a drug overdose, much like the odds of surviving a heart attack, depend on how quickly the victim receives treatment. But access to naloxone -- which can reverse heroin and prescription drug overdoses -- varies greatly across the country.