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MARIJUANA

MARIJUANAX – IT’S NOT MARIJUANA ANYMORE

The Legalization of Marijuana for medical purposes and now for recreational purposes has become one of the most divisive issues in America. At the same time, it’s the most misunderstood. People...
the global drug trade

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, IMPORTANT DETAILS RELATED TO THE GLOBAL DRUG TRADE”

After working 28 years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the last 10 as the Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division, a Virginia based Operational...
Phrma U – It’s not just the med students PHRMA targets on campus

PHRMA U – IT’S NOT JUST THE MED STUDENTS PHRMA TARGETS ON CAMPUS

In the first installment of PhRMA, I brought to light the dissatisfaction many med students have with the lack of material and course study in addiction and its treatment in their...
The South Florida Gold Rush

UAs – The South Florida Gold Rush

Early in 2013, the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) raised the alarm regarding certain unethical and potentially illegal practices resulting from an absence of oversight of licensed behavioral healthcare providers....
What We're Up Against

What We’re Up Against

A new struggle facing drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout the U.S. is the use and abuse of synthetic drugs. The most common synthetics being abused are; Spice, 25b-Nbome, Kratom, and...
Mal-Fee-Sance – Lobbyists and the Fourth Pillar of Government

Mal-FEE-sance – LOBBYISTS AND THE FOURTH PILLAR OF GOVERNMENT

When I was a young man, someone much more seasoned than I once told me that if I wanted the answer to anything in the world today, just follow the money....
The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions- Part IV: Medical Necessity 2.0

The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions- Part IV: Medical Necessity 2.0

By all accounts, Salvatore Marchese was a lovable guy who was kind, sensitive, moral and embarrassed by his disease. He struggled with addiction through his high school years. Sal wanted desperately...
Flakka: Latest Designer Drug Among Teens

Flakka: Latest Designer Drug Among Teens

Running naked across a major intersection, attempting to kick down the doors of a local police precinct, and shouting from a rooftop while naked and wielding a gun; these are just...
When Society Loses Control: A New Challenge To Healthy Recovery

When Society Loses Control: A New Challenge To Healthy Recovery

Ever since the beginnings of my own recovery, I’ve been asking the question “what happens to people after they stop drinking?” I’ve been exploring the terrain of recovery and outlining theories...
Successful Recovery- Set Aside Stigma

Successful Recovery- Set Aside Stigma

For almost 30 years, Delray Beach has quietly been a welcoming place for people in recovery. By 2007, Delray Beach had been recognized nationally by the New York Times as being...

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