Patrick Kennedy Weighs in on Addiction in America

As part of a discussion on Addiction in America, hosted by Washington Post Live, former Congressman from Rhode Island, ┬áPatrick Kennedy, spoke about the opioid epidemic and of treatment methods that are being offered today. As a former Congressman and also a recovering addict, Patrick was able to speak both candidly and eloquently about the… Continue reading Patrick Kennedy Weighs in on Addiction in America

Opioids Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

This disease does not discriminate! Sex, race, net worth, social standing…it does not matter. No one is immune. Yes, there are factors that can make one more susceptible to opioid addiction. Factors like sex; mental illness (which Carrie suffered from) genetics; service in the military (yes, veterans have a higher likelihood to become opioid addicts… Continue reading Opioids Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

The Unpleasant Business of Tracking Death

So the image below would be a wonderful chart if it was portraying a company’s sales increases or tracking the price of a company’s stock. Unfortunately this chart is tracking something far more sinister, though, heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. through 2014. That’s right, sinister: that which suggests a general or vague feeling of… Continue reading The Unpleasant Business of Tracking Death