Monthly archive for July 2018

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate
© Photodisc/Thinkstock On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, passed the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorder Act. As U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) explains on his web site, this act will be included as part of an opioid-related package of bills thatRead more

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at the Children's Health Center in Reading, Pa. The free program provides resources and social support to new parents in recovery from addiction, or who are otherwise vulnerable. Natalie Piserchio for NPR For most of her childhood, growing upRead more

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