Photo: Joey Fant, a peer support specialist at Hushabye Nursery, sits for a portrait on Nov. 8, 2022, in front of a wall of photos of babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome that have been helped by Hushabye Nursery. (Photo by Laura Bargfeld/Cronkite News) The 12-room nursery is surprisingly quiet. Rather than beeping monitors, there are
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines, the opioid crisis, another very real public health threat, seems to have become an issue of the past for many. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that the opioid epidemic is continuing, and in many cases has worsened in communities across the country.
In an article written by Hannah Simmons for Modern Health Central she asks, “What do Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron and Ellen DeGeneres all have in common? They quit smoking using hypnotherapy. Celebrities have discovered the effective results of hypnotherapy and have used it to conquer their own smoking habits.” Simmons cites results compiled
She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his bedroom floor. Craig Elazer had struggled all his life with anxiety so bad his whole body would shake. But because he was black, he was seen as unruly, she said, not as
The United States just recorded the most overdose deaths ever seen in a 12-month period – a grim milestone that highlights the weight of the coronavirus pandemic on the prolonged opioid epidemic, as well as the need for more solutions. At the federal and state level, policymakers are proposing increased funding for substance use prevention and more
See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here. The surprise of the day came when George Floyd’s girlfriend, Courteney Ross, told prosecutor Eric Nelson that she was saved in Floyd’s phone as “Mama,” Floyd’s pet name for her. This raised the possibility that the “Mama” Floyd