May 16, 2018

What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?

Source: NPR Opioid addiction is often portrayed as a white problem, but overdose rates are now rising faster among Latinos and blacks. Cultural and linguistic barriers may put Latinos at greater risk.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 14, 2018

Michael Pollan on the medical potential of psychedelics

Source: CBS News After decades in the shadows, new studies are looking at psychedelic drugs and their efficacy at treating a variety of psychological issues, including depression. Bestselling author Michael Pollan wrote about the potential uses for LSD and psilocybins (so-called “magic mushrooms”) in his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New […]

May 11, 2018

Saving a generation

Source: CBS News A million children now live with their grandparents primarily due to their parents’ addictions, increasingly because of opioids; 60 Minutes reports this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT Read Full Article

April 8, 2018

Why one addict is hoping for safe injection sites in Philadelphia

Source: CBS News In an effort to combat the crippling opioid crisis, officials in Philadelphia are considering safe injection sites, places where people can shoot up heroin under medical supervision. While the idea has gotten some backlash, we heard from one man who is struggling on the street and says it’s what he needs. Read […]