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Never Forget, But Keep Moving Forward

Never Forget, But Keep Moving Forward stories addiction recovery

All Zach Carlisle ever wanted was to fit in and have friends. He primarily spent his childhood in Flower Mound, Texas, where he grew up in a loving, supportive, and religious home. Zach yearned to really belong with a group of his peers even though he was a shy and reserved child. He connected with […]

Finding‌ ‌Hope‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌Brand‌ ‌New‌ ‌Beginning‌ ‌

Finding‌ ‌Hope‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌Brand‌ ‌New‌ ‌Beginning‌ ‌ stories addiction recovery

James Stewart was born on the East Coast but primarily grew up in Orange County, California. As a kid, he and his family moved around a lot, which was difficult at times but it afforded him many different opportunities and experiences. With the blessing of a supportive home and two loving parents, James describes his […]

How Much Money Do Americans Spend on Illegal Drugs?

How Much Money Do Americans Spend on Illegal Drugs? person buying drugs

The overall impact of illegal drugs and substance abuse on American society is massive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths have risen from 16,849 in 1999 to 70,237 in 2017.1 In terms of finances, the numbers are just as grim.

Richard’s Story: Finding True Happiness

Richard’s Story: Finding True Happiness stories addiction recovery

  Richard King’s childhood in Southern California was idealistic and happy. He had very loving and supportive parents and grandparents, he never needed or wanted for anything, and he had a great relationship with his sister. He spent his days playing without a care in the world and he was generally very content. It wasn’t […]

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive? marijuana addiction

According to the Pew Research Center, about six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized.1 But should more people be wary about its addictive qualities? And who is most at risk of developing marijuana addiction? Is Marijuana Addictive? Not everyone who uses marijuana will become addicted but some may develop a tolerance, […]

Hemp is No Longer a Controlled Substance in Texas

Hemp is No Longer a Controlled Substance in Texas texas flag

Last Friday, April 5, the Texas Department of State Health Services removed hemp from its list of controlled substances.1 In Texas, it is no longer a Schedule I drug alongside others like heroin, cocaine, and LSD. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal government also removed hemp from its list of controlled […]

Scheduling and Drug Classification Charts: Making Sense of Drugs

Scheduling and Drug Classification Charts: Making Sense of Drugs variety of drugs

Drug classification and scheduling systems are helpful ways for people of all backgrounds and professions to clearly distinguish the potential dangers of various drugs and prescription medications. But for those who don’t understand the classification system, it may just seem like a bunch of legal jargon and nonsense.

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