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Compassionate Policing: Mental Health and Law Enforcement Collaboration

Just as Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died during military service, the month of May also marks Mental Health Month, a public awareness campaign started in 1949. As both observances wind down, law enforcement agencies across the country continue to train first responders on how to best interact with the growing […]


JOMO Creates More Happiness Than FOMO

Are you a prisoner of FOMO? You’re not alone. We’ve all been a hostage of the Fear of Missing Out. Whether it’s the fear of missing a party, a text, or the latest status update on social media, FOMO is a very real problem in today’s “always on” world. Short of moving to some isolated, […]


A Personal Pharmacy? 5 Feel Good Chemicals Everyone’s Brain Produces

The human brain doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. It is, in every way, the body’s master. Not only does it control all of our bodily functions, such as breathing, blood pressure and physical movement, it allows for memory, communication with others and the vast array of emotions people experience on a daily basis. […]


The Opioid Epidemic – Big Pharma and Addiction Driven Profits

As the patent on MS Contin, a morphine pill for cancer patients, moved toward expiration in the late 1980s, its maker, Purdue Pharma, began development on OxyContin. Fast forward a few years and $35 billion later and the opioid medication topped the charts as the country’s number one selling painkiller. The company had a problem, […]


Are Probuphine (Buprenorphine) Implants a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?

Implants in the upper arm that release buprenorphine, a drug that counteracts opioid withdrawals and cravings, have proven effective in treating addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. Probuphine is steadily making its way through clinical trials, as well as the approval process of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Advocates of the drug suggest […]


Safe Space in Boston Embraces Harm Reduction for Opioid Addiction

Amid the always-raucous debate about illegal drug policy in the United States, most everyone agrees on at least one thing: our nation’s war on drugs, which began in the 1960s, is a failure. Overdose deaths are at all time highs. Millions of non-violent drug offenders fill the prisons and, yet, there is still no shortage […]


Opioid Users Misuse Imodium For Withdrawal or to Get High

Tragedies due to the widespread abuse of heroin and opioid painkillers have sadly become commonplace in the United States. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey published in April reports that one in five Americans say they have a family member who has been addicted to prescription painkillers. As if these stats were not bleak enough, another […]


Embracing The Perfect Imperfections of Wabi-Sabi

Upon suggesting that everyone needs more wabi-sabi in their lives, some people might imagine steaming hot noodles served up at a restaurant of the same name. In truth, the ancient Japanese principle of Wabi-Sabi represents an approach to life that embraces beauty in imperfection, impermanence and incompleteness. The belief that natural decay, in and of […]


Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone (Narcan) Surges in Price

The epidemic of overdose deaths related to prescription painkillers and heroin in the United States is now routinely in the news. Public awareness of the issue has reached an all time high. While the White House announces initiatives to combat the problem, Saturday Night Live makes late night mockery of it. All this to say […]