• Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

    Is President Trump's opioid crisis declaration enough? Dr. Gabor Maté weighs in on this issue.

    Is President Trump's opioid crisis declaration enough? Dr. Gabor Maté weighs in on this issue.

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    The current opioid crisis is the deadliest in U.S. history, with President Trump officially declaring it a national emergency just a few weeks ago. In response to the President, physician and author, Dr. Gabor Maté, discusses this lethal trend and advocates for the reform of current substance abuse treatment methods. A New Perspective on an […]

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  • Investigation Prompts Lawsuit Against Oxy Manufacturer

    What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

    What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

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    New Hampshire’s footprint is only 9,350 square miles, yet this tiny state saw nearly 500 overdose deaths within its boundaries in 2016 alone. This staggering number has grown exponentially over the last decade. It’s nearly ten times more than the figure from 2000. The state of drug use in New Hampshire is such that the […]

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  • Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Addiction

    These quotes will give you the strength and encouragement to embrace treatment.

    These quotes will give you the strength and encouragement to embrace treatment.

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    Sometimes, the right words can supply us with the inspiration and strength we desperately need. And let’s be honest, inspiration and strength are two vital ingredients for anyone who’s considering sobriety. On a personal level, I know inspirational quotes and phrases have given me strength in the past – especially when I was at my […]

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  • The Stress of Natural Disasters Lingers Long After Landfall

    Post-disaster, loss and devastation can trigger many people to use drugs and alcohol.

    Post-disaster, loss and devastation can trigger many people to use drugs and alcohol.

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    It feels like the U.S. is imploding – from Hurricane Harvey tearing through Texas, Hurricane Irma on its destructive path toward Florida, and the raging and unrelenting forest fires in Oregon, Los Angeles, and Montana threatening highly populated areas and decimating areas of natural beauty. As a nation, we are in a state of extreme […]

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  • What Can You Offer an Estranged and Addicted Parent?

    Can you maintain your own sobriety and a relationship with an addicted parent?

    Can you maintain your own sobriety and a relationship with an addicted parent?

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    Being in recovery is hard. Being in recovery and dealing with a parent in active addiction can be even harder. While highly functional during my struggle with substance abuse, I had the emotional age and literacy of a child. I didn’t have the communication skills to have healthy, long-lasting relationships with anyone, let alone a […]

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Investigation Prompts Lawsuit Against Oxy Manufacturer

What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

New Hampshire’s footprint is only 9,350 square miles, yet this tiny state saw nearly 500 overdose deaths within its boundaries in 2016 alone. This staggering number has grown exponentially over the last decade. It’s nearly ten times more than the figure from 2000. The state of drug use in New Hampshire is such that the […]

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Addiction

These quotes will give you the strength and encouragement to embrace treatment.

Sometimes, the right words can supply us with the inspiration and strength we desperately need. And let’s be honest, inspiration and strength are two vital ingredients for anyone who’s considering sobriety. On a personal level, I know inspirational quotes and phrases have given me strength in the past – especially when I was at my […]

The Stress of Natural Disasters Lingers Long After Landfall

Post-disaster, loss and devastation can trigger many people to use drugs and alcohol.

It feels like the U.S. is imploding – from Hurricane Harvey tearing through Texas, Hurricane Irma on its destructive path toward Florida, and the raging and unrelenting forest fires in Oregon, Los Angeles, and Montana threatening highly populated areas and decimating areas of natural beauty. As a nation, we are in a state of extreme […]

What Can You Offer an Estranged and Addicted Parent?

Can you maintain your own sobriety and a relationship with an addicted parent?

Being in recovery is hard. Being in recovery and dealing with a parent in active addiction can be even harder. While highly functional during my struggle with substance abuse, I had the emotional age and literacy of a child. I didn’t have the communication skills to have healthy, long-lasting relationships with anyone, let alone a […]

Exposing the Restaurant Industry’s Deadly Secrets

Why is substance abuse so rampant in the restaurant industry?

You’re sitting in a busy restaurant, eager to eat a delicious dinner. Servers are bustling about, taking orders, filling drinks, and delivering food. Everything seems normal, but there’s something going on behind the scenes…secret activities that have absolutely nothing to do with the food you ordered. According to research, of the 10 servers on shift, […]

Choice vs Disease: Which One Should Addiction Fall Under?

For years, experts have argued about how to correctly label addiction.

Would anyone in their right mind choose to become addicted to drugs or alcohol? Well, it kind of depends on who you ask. This question is charged with so much political, moral, scientific, and financial controversy that it’s become an explosive topic. Even in a room with barely more than two people, you’ll likely find […]

The Opiate Crisis is Officially a Nat’l Emergency: Now What?

How will people benefit from declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency?

Following the advisement of his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, President Trump recently announced he’ll be declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency. But what does this mean, exactly? President Trump Declares War on Drugs By elevating this crisis to an official “national emergency,” the President releases much-needed resources to fight […]

President Trump Speaks on the Nation’s Opiate Crisis

The Trump administration recently made opiate addiction its highest priority.

“Nobody is safe from this epidemic that threatens young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural communities. Everybody is threatened. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 1999. It is a problem the likes of which we have not […]

Drink Up, Counselor: Alcoholism in the Law Profession

In many law firms, drinking to excess is not only acceptable, it's encouraged.

While I was in law school, my life revolved around alcohol. The university sponsored weekly bar tabs, study groups occurred over wine, and every Friday night ultimately turned into one big law student booze fest. A Tradition Steeped in Alcohol Today, even though I’m no longer practicing, I still have one foot inside the legal […]

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