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6 Things to Know About Kratom

6 Things to Know About Kratom

Kratom sounds like it could be kryptonite’s second cousin. In fact, it’s an herbal supplement that’s said to have some pretty extraordinary superpowers.   According to its fans, kratom can reduce pain and help drug users recover from addiction. But critics say it’s a dangerous opioid just like heroin and…

‘My Drug Dealer Was a Doctor’

‘My Drug Dealer Was a Doctor’

A new song by hip hop artist Macklemore is a pointed criticism of the pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishment. Grammy-award-winning hip hop artist Macklemore has released a song that is a pointed indictment of the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and takes a kick at Congress too. The song describes…

‘Cake’ Makes Addiction Recovery Look Like a Cake-Walk

‘Cake’ Makes Addiction Recovery Look Like a Cake-Walk

On Tuesday during the great snowstorm that wasn’t (for NYC at least), I spent the late afternoon with a small popcorn and Jennifer Aniston. I’d heard the new movie, “Cake,” portrayed how easy it was to become addicted to pain meds even when used as prescribed. That was not the…

Battling a Disease vs Battling Addiction

Battling a Disease vs Battling Addiction

It seems hopeless – The heartbreaking news of another celeb, this time Philip Seymour Hoffman, dying through addiction makes life after addiction seem unlikely and tempts some into writing off addicts – particularly those who have experienced one or more relapses. But what if the disease that Philip Seymour Hoffman…

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