substance abuse

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project Finds Reducing Prisoners Reduces Crime

The Sentencing Project, an organization dedicated to tracking and exposing inequalities in the criminal justice system, has released a new report that takes a surprising stance on criminal activity and prison. The report, titled “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States,” analyses the broad impact of the efforts of three states to intentionally […]

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Diane Goldstein Participating In Twitter Chat About Opiods

Although addiction to prescription medications is a serious health issue currently, there is still such social stigma attached to drug use (including prescription drug abuse and opiod addictions) that many people do not understand the severity of this public health issue. Thankfully, there are many brave people who are speaking up about opiod addiction, opiod […]

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trading a Loving Heart for a Purple Heart: The Travis Gilliland Story

Trigger Warning: This article discusses military service, PTSD, suicide, and self-destructive substance abuse and contains disturbing passages that could be triggering, especially for those who have served or are serving in the military. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you start talking with someone of a more liberal persuasion about cannabis legalization and/or […]

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are people, too. This is sadly something that many people in the cannabis community seem to be forgetting, throwing around the  words “druggie,” “meth-head,” and “junkie” as though a single factor (whether or not a person has used certain drugs) determines any human’s worth. Let me make something perfectly clear: being addicted to a […]