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Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery in Harmony

Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery in Harmony

Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery Music is a powerful medium that is used by people in their everyday lives. It influences the mood and emotions of people; therefore, music allows…

What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?

What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?

Opioids are effective drugs, if you are suffering from chronic pain or you have recently undergone surgery, but carry destructive consequences to the body.  The fact is that even the…

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol. Stories about illicit drugs are also more negative. The media is more likely to frame illicit drugs as…

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

Tony Dejak/AP Medical students protest outside the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to express their views on changes to Obamacare. Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California and…

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side? More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team…

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

‘Not Turning Back’: California Governor Vows To Protect State’s Health Care

‘Not Turning Back’: California Governor Vows To Protect State’s Health Care

By Pauline Bartolone In an unusually impassioned speech, Gov. Jerry Brown vowed Tuesday to protect California’s health care gains under Obamacare against Republican attempts in Washington, D.C., to…

The Vulnerable Addict

The Vulnerable Addict

By Sherry Lynn Daniel During active addiction, no one is more capable of being wounded than a person who is under the influence. Easily played, many lose assets, belongings and…

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

Photos by Seth Herald | Story by Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started when he was 16 and his family moved to Lima…

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

By Julie Rovner The 115th Congress started work Tuesday with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate in agreement on their top priority — to repeal and replace the 2010…

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

By Taylor Sisk FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, James Sizemore rejoiced. The pastor of a small church…