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The road to recovery; finding an out to addiction

The road to recovery; finding an out to addiction

It’s not too often we hear about a drug addict’s success story. Johnny Mau is a Peer Support Specialist with Williamsburg County Drug and Alcohol Abuse, which is a position that helps with those in recovery. The position also requires the specialist to be familiar...
$2 million gift establishes addiction research center at KU

$2 million gift establishes addiction research center at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (RELEASE) The opioid crisis has brought heightened attention to the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities. As health practitioners, politicians and families grapple with solutions, the University of Kansas is establishing a new...
‘Opioid orphans’ unseen victims of drug epidemic

‘Opioid orphans’ unseen victims of drug epidemic

NORTHFIELD, N.H. — The silent, unseen victims of the opioid crisis are the children of those battling addiction, the “opioid orphans” who bounce from foster homes to facilities in search of their forever homes. The Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield...
Signs and Symptoms of Addiction in Medical Professionals

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction in Medical Professionals

Licensed medical professionals face just as much risk of a substance use disorder as the general population, and they have a higher likelihood of opioid misuse, says an addiction expert. An estimated 24.6 million Americans age 12 or older — 9.4 percent of the...