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Morning Roundup: June 1, 2018

Ambien maker says pills didn’t make Roseanne racist, Congress demands documents related to ‘patient brokering,’ opinion: if addiction is a disease, why is relapsing a crime? Ambien Maker Says Pills Didn’t Make Roseanne Barr Racist [NBC News] BART Seeking Permission to Shut Down Drug Walkway [SF Chronicle] Congress Demands Documents Related to ‘Patient Brokering’ [Orange […]

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Owning My Space as a Woman in 12-Step Programs

I am totally within my rights if I say no, you may not sit there, and no, I don’t want a hug and I don’t want a cup of coffee and just back the fuck off because I have mace in my purse. Several days after I took my last drink, I was detoxing at […]

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Veterans Hold Memorial Day Push for Medical Cannabis

The veterans participating in the Veterans Rally advocated for the VA to change its medical marijuana policy. Veterans from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. on Monday to advocate for better access to medical cannabis through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  “Use cannabis, die less,” Mike Krawitz, a 56-year-old disabled U.S. Air Force veteran […]

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Pens Powerful Mental Health Essay

“Writing kept me alive. Forced me to be honest. It helped me understand that emotional wellness and physical health are actually related.” Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams is taking the shame out of sadness. In the band’s most recent single “Rose-Colored Boy,” Williams sings, “Just let me cry a little bit longer/ I ain’t gon’ […]

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Accused Dark Web Kingpin "OxyMonster" Faces 20-Year Sentence

Federal agents captured the accused drug kingpin when he came to the US for a beard contest last summer. The man who is accused of selling oxycodone, cocaine and methamphetamine online under the alias “OxyMonster” will reportedly plead guilty in federal court on charges of drug conspiracy and money laundering, the Associated Press reported on […]

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Morning Roundup: May 29, 2018

Veterans help their own in Navy Yard’s historic chapel, homeless shelter leaders encourage addiction recovery, Delray Beach’s tough sober home rules pay off. They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers? [NY Times] In Navy Yard’s Historic Chapel, Veterans Help Their Own Survive Addiction [Philly Inquirer] Delray Beach’s Tough Sober Home Rules Pay […]

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I Forgot About Travon

I always wanted the best for Travon but I did not know how to give him the love that he needed. Travon passed away on May 15, 2016 in Kensington, Philadelphia of a drug overdose. He was 28. Travon was kind, thoughtful, and selfless. The only problem is, I did not know these things. I did not […]

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"Fear The Walking Dead" Actor Kevin Zegers Talks Sobriety

“Seven years ago, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. I was in such a bad state.” While Kevin Zegers started out as a child actor and now plays a villain on Fear the Walking Dead, the road hasn’t always been easy. Even talking about his recovery was hard at first. “Seven years […]