Amy Winehouse sang about it in a Top 10 hit. Celebrities have embraced it as almost a rite of passage. And one former First Lady made it a key part of her legacy. We’re talking rehab, as in the process of undergoing extensive — and sometimes costly — treatment for substance abuse, often in an inpatient setting.
Other countries, like Canada and Switzerland, have shown how the shifting opinion can result in action. Most Americans Now See Drug Abuse As a Health Issue, Not a Crime - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
Kevin Kirby talks with radio talk show host Pat O'Brien about Face It TOGETHER. They also discuss the broken treatment system and explain why we need to educate physicians, and recognize addiction as a disease just as we do other health problems.
In it's third TEDx, TEDx Sioux Falls focused on how the city can "build with generosity and gratitude." How might our communities be different if approached through a perspective of generosity? How might our families be different if we communicate with gratitude? Face It TOGETHER Addiction Informatics Director, David Whitesock was a featured speaker.
Addiction Is Not Selfish: A note about Philip Seymour-Hoffman by Corrigan Vaughn
Watch this special news report on our affiliate, Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls.
Families dealing with mental illness/addiction need support too. Read Larry M. Lake's, "No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter is an Addict"
ACA turns drug, alcohol addiction into chronic disease by Jennifer Bresnick, EHR Intelligence
Tim Ryan has been in recovery for alcohol addiction for more than four years, and a key factor in his success has been the miles he’s logged in his running shoes.