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Category: Politics

Addressing Substance Abuse: Community Health Improvement Week

Addressing Substance Abuse: Community Health Improvement Week

Substance abuse disorders are quiet, careful killers. They are disorders that force our way of living to center solely around the addictive substance and nothing else. In the United States, 20.2 million adults aged 18 or older suffered from a substance abuse disorder in 2014, accounting for billions of dollars...

Kapoor Guilty in Insys Therapeutics Opioid Bribery

Kapoor Guilty in Insys Therapeutics Opioid Bribery

In the first successful prosecution of its kind, a jury found Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four co-defendants guilty of racketeering conspiracy. The verdict came Wednesday after 15 days of deliberation in a Boston court. The federal government brought charges against Kapoor and his co-defendants for allegedly operating a...

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

10 Facts You Need to Know About: Prescription Drug Abuse

With the prevalence of prescription drug abuse and corresponding fatal overdose rates, it’s time to challenge the way we view and respond to the substance abuse epidemic sweeping the U.S. By correcting misconceptions, banishing stigmas, educating the public, and creating greater access to recovery services, we can work together to...

What is the Marchman Act?

What is the Marchman Act?

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is never easy. Though we may want to help, many of us don’t know how, or may end up engaging in enabling behaviors thinking we’re helping. We know how frustrating it can be to feel helpless in the face of addiction, whether you...

32 Million Lives Potentially Saved in New York City Drug Bust

32 Million Lives Potentially Saved in New York City Drug Bust

A well-organized drug bust in New York City ended with four people behind bars and as many as 32 million lives potentially spared from fatal overdoses. Over the course of two months, New York narcotics teams confiscated 195 pounds of Fentanyl in two separate sting operations, along with 75 pounds...

3 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness This National Recovery Month!

3 Easy Ways to Raise Awareness This National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month, the time of year we dedicate to celebrating second chances at life and encourage others to pursue their own journeys of addiction recovery. At Harbor Village, we celebrate National Recovery Month through community engagements, outreach resources, and collaborations to raise awareness and prove that live...

5 Tips for Making Court Appearances

5 Tips for Making Court Appearances

Unfortunately active addiction can often lead to legal trouble, leading to interactions with law enforcement and court appearances. Knowing how to properly conduct yourself during these times is important: it can make all the difference in your case. If you have an ongoing case which will require upcoming court appearances,...

Drug Abuse, Crime, and Underserved Communities

Drug Abuse, Crime, and Underserved Communities

I was about 8 or 9 years old when I first realized the man who stood at the end of my street was a drug dealer. I remember being warned to stay away from him and never, ever talk to him. Throughout my childhood I’d seen the many ways drug...

Dear Donald Trump- Thanks for Killing America

Dear Donald Trump- Thanks for Killing America

I hesitate to write this. I, just like the rest of America, want to move forward with life and let go of the anger and hate. But as a citizen who will potentially be greatly and adversely affected by the policies the incoming administration is planning to implement, I simply...

Surviving the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in California

Surviving the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in California

Legalization of recreational marijuana use around the country is slowly disbanding prohibition against the substance. However, those in both long term, and short term recovery, are fighting the passing every step of the way. California is the newest to sanction recreational marijuana as a result of this past election, with favoritism...