Stop Apologizing…

Every nod, every smile, every interaction can completely change the course of someone else’s day. We can either wield that influence in a positive, or in a negative way. Empowering others is one of the most important acts one can do for other people. Empowering others means not criticizing them. Empowering others means not judgingContinue reading “Stop Apologizing…”

7 Ways Harm Reduction Can Help Promote Recovery

By Cathy Taughinbaugh December 6, 2019 “I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as part of that path to recovery.” ~ Paul R. Ehrlich Have you heard about harm reduction? If so, you may have mixed feelings about the idea. While harm reduction has been around for a while, many people aren’tContinue reading “7 Ways Harm Reduction Can Help Promote Recovery”

America’s Favorite Poison Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement?

By Olga Khazan, The Atlantic Occasionally, Elizabeth Bruenig unleashes a tweet for which she knows she’s sure to get dragged: She admits that she doesn’t drink. Bruenig, a columnist at The New York Times with a sizable social-media following, told me that it usually begins with her tweeting something mildly inflammatory and totally unrelated toContinue reading “America’s Favorite Poison Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement?”

Lady Gaga is using her platform to decrease the stigma around taking meds for mental illness

Lady Gaga continues to open up about her mental health struggles, doing the work to dispel preconceived notions and shatter the stigma around mental illness. She recently joined Oprah Winfrey on her new tour, opening up about therapy, medication, and how she copes with all of it in the spotlight. Gaga was the first specialContinue reading “Lady Gaga is using her platform to decrease the stigma around taking meds for mental illness”

Alcohol is Killing More People Than the Opioid Epidemic. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

Dr. Barbara Krantz | May 28, 2019 We hear a lot about the opioid crisis, and rightly so. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 77,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2017. Around 44,800 of those died from an opioid overdose, a nearly five-fold increase over the 8,000 people who overdosedContinue reading “Alcohol is Killing More People Than the Opioid Epidemic. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?”

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