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In the midst of the opioid crisis in the United States, employers have been cracking down on drug use in and out of the work place. In this episode of Straight Talk, James P. Randi...

Members of the LGBTQIA community face many forms of social stigma and discrimination that heterosexuals do not face, including in substance use treatment. Although as much as 30 pe...

In this episode of Straight Talk, Mike sits down with members of Lucas County Police Department to discuss the D.A.R.T. program, which places those with substance use disorder into...

David Allen Roesner used to drink to cope with the shame he felt for being gay, and very quickly it took over his entire life, leaving him with many unfulfilled ambitions. Now thre...

Families and Addiction

When a parent has a substance use disorder, it often causes children to have behavioral problems, anything from isolation to hyperactivity. Research suggests that children of paren...

Rising Above Addiction

In 2014, Tammy Lofink lost her son Robert to a drug overdose. He was 18 years old. Since then, she's co-founded Rising Above Addiction, an advocacy group that raises awareness for ...

Colleen Waterfield grew up in Arbutus, Maryland and got into partying at a pretty young age. Rather quickly, her drinking turned to drug use, and although she got kicked out of a C...

Although drug addiction and alcoholism are quite prevalent throughout the United States, many people with a substance use disorder and their families are unaware of how many addict...

Brandon Novak is not a stranger to success. By age 15, he was a professional skateboarder and rubbing elbows with sports industry legends like Tony Hawk and Michael Jordan. After b...

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