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Surprise! We’ve Moved to Baltimore!

By Cory Murphy | August 2, 2017

Not surprised? We wanted to let you know why we hadn’t posted in a while and the truth of the matter was this- we’ve recently finished our fancy leadership training program at our employer and have taken a new, bigger, role within the company up north. This role comes with increased responsibility and involvement, but…

$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say

By Cory Murphy | June 30, 2017

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — The Senate leadership’s efforts to salvage the Republican health care bill have focused in part on adding $45 billion for states to spend on opioid addiction treatment. That is a big pot of money. But addiction specialists said it was drastically short of what would…

Working on addiction in the workplace

By Cory Murphy | June 30, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteWhen unaddressed, alcohol and other drug use disorders in the workplace are costly and dangerous for organizations, as well as individuals. There are many good examples of successful programs and resources available that can help, and with over 22 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and other…

What is addiction?

By Cory Murphy | June 19, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteFollow me on Twitter @howard_shaffer Many people consider addiction to be a problem of personal weakness, initiated for self-gratification and continued because of an unwillingness or lack of sufficient willpower to stop. However, within the medical and scientific communities, the notion that pleasure-seeking exclusively drives addiction has fallen…

As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed

By Cory Murphy | June 16, 2017

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Weeks before the presidential election, at a packed rally in New Hampshire, Donald J. Trump recounted the story of a young woman and her boyfriend who had fatally overdosed within a year of each other. He promised not just a border wall to keep drugs…

Teens Are Getting More Depressed But Using Fewer Drugs

By Cory Murphy | June 12, 2017

This post was originally published on this site   The latest snapshot of mental health and substance abuse among teens and adults tells a mixed story of optimism and opportunities for improvement. While teens are using fewer substances now than in the past, the overall opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing. The data, compiled…

When Opioid Addicts Find an Ally in Blue

By Cory Murphy | June 12, 2017

This post was originally published on this site BURLINGTON, Vt. — In this college town on the banks of Lake Champlain, Chief Brandon del Pozo has hired a plain-spoken social worker to oversee opioids policy and has begun mapping heroin deaths the way his former commanders in the New York Police Departmenttrack crime. In New York…

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

By Cory Murphy | June 10, 2017

This post was originally published on this site As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say,…

DOJ: Drug Overdose Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

By Alex Clark | June 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteDrug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday morning. Rosenstein, along with acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Chuck Rosenberg, and other prominent officials in law enforcement addressed the media at the…

Father Overdoses on Heroin to Teach His Heroin-Addicted Son a Lesson

By Katherine Rodriguez | June 1, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn) father was so angry when he found his heroin addict son’s stash that he shot it up himself and almost died of an overdose — just to send a message to his kid. “I told him if you’re not going to stop, I will…