A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

by  JOHN W. KENNEDY on August 13, 2020 The stress and social distancing protocols implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increase in an unhealthy dependence on dangerous substances — including a resurgence of fatal opioid overdoses. Drug abuse prevention experts believe the worst is yet to come. Gary W. Blackard, president and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge U.S.A., … Continue reading A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report

Published October 21 Four drug companies reached a settlement to avoid going to trial that sought to blame them for stoking the nationwide opioid crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter, that McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd agreed to a deal. It … Continue reading Drug companies reach settlement in opioid litigation: Report

Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

Associated Press Published 11:17 a.m. ET July 22, 2019 | Updated 3:53 p.m. ET July 22, 2019 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by … Continue reading Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

Why followers of Jesus shouldn’t smoke pot: former addict

June 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — I want to share my own convictions as to why followers of Jesus should not smoke pot. I encourage you to consider them prayerfully before the Lord. First, for the sake of clarity and simplicity, I’m not addressing the issue of the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a … Continue reading Why followers of Jesus shouldn’t smoke pot: former addict

The New Science of Psychedelics: A Tool for Changing Our Minds

By Vanessa Bates Ramirez – Mar 31, 2019   As our prosperity rises, our mental health is on the decline—and fast. Rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction, and other psychological disorders have skyrocketed in recent years, and nobody knows what to do about it. Enter psychedelics: LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline, ayahuasca—drugs you’d expect to find at a rave … Continue reading The New Science of Psychedelics: A Tool for Changing Our Minds