Married couple met and conquered alcoholism together in recovery, Illinois marijuana legalization inches closer to reality, family struggles to explain grandma’s drug problem to young children.
Illinois Senate Passes Recreational Marijuana Bill [Rolling Stone] A bill to legalize recreational MJ in Illinois is heading to the State House for a vote, after passing the Senate by a vote of 38-17. The bill was introduced by Governor J.B. Pritzker and other legislators early May.
Cap and Gown: Recovering Addict Gives Convocation Address [Daily Targum] Fae Cushing overcame mental, physical and sexual abuse as a child, which were followed by addiction and mental illness in adulthood. Now, the former college dropout, with decades sober, gave this year’s convocation address for the Rutgers School of Health Professions.
Combating the Opioid Crisis with Better Equipped Counselors [Arizona State University Now] To meet the nationwide need for effective addiction rehabilitation, the Arizona State University Department of Psychology will launch an online training program that teaches evidence-based treatment strategies.