Articles in Category: Breaking News

Addiction and the Transgender Community

on Thursday, 18 June 2015.

An estimated 25 to 30 percent of the gay and transgender population in the U.S. abuse drugs and alcohol. Compare this to the 9 percent of the rest of the population who are substance abusers, and it becomes clear that there is an epidemic among gay and trans people in this country.

The CVS Cigarette Ban May Have Been a Smart Business Move

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015.

CVS Pharmacy is the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, and therefore a major player in the drug store business. That is why it was so newsworthy, when in September 2014, the company decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in their stores. It was a move applauded by President Obama as a clear victory for public health.

How to Talk About Addiction - Balancing Privacy and Sharing

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015.

When you recover from an addiction, it can be a new experience to start to talk about what you have been through. After completing treatment you might not know when or how to discuss your recovery and other personal matters related to your problems with addiction. It can be healthy and cathartic to share things but maintaining and respecting your own privacy has its benefits as well.