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Dianna Re, CAS in National News
September 8, 2018

The Harsh Truth about Media coverage on Mac Miller’s Death

I got on to my Facebook today and saw the overwhelming amount of posts about rapper, Mac Miller’s, untimely passing. Mac Miller from the outside seemed to be doing well with the release of a new album. Just the day before his passing he talked excitedly about starting his tour on October 27th.

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Joe Kertis in National News
September 6, 2018

Narconon Celebrates International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 st of each year. It’s observed with the intention to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma associated with such deaths.

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Aaron Olson in Success Story
September 3, 2018

One Step at a Time—A True Recovery Story

You gotta be tough and get through it. Anything that comes easy isn’t good, although it might seem that way. It’s the things that are hard that make you a better and stronger person.

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Joe Kertis in National News
September 2, 2018

More Than 100 Overdoses in One Day

In case you don’t know, K2 is also known as “synthetic marijuana”. This is a misnomer, as it is manmade chemicals of a wide variety of structure that are sprayed on combustible materials for consumption.

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Joe Kertis in Drug Awareness
September 2, 2018

Why People are Literally Smoking Bug Spray

You read that right. “KD” or “Katie” is the name of the new drug trend taking over. And it’s disgusting. Any variety of combustible substances from marijuana to tobacco are being sprayed with common household bug sprays like Raid and then smoked.

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Joe Kertis in Drug Education
August 31, 2018

76,000 Deaths, a Record High

Well, the numbers are in, and it’s not looking good. It’s much worse . Overdose deaths in 2017 have risen an alarming 10% according to the CDC’s preliminary results, to a record-breaking 76,000. The main culprit is Fentanyl.

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Joe Kertis in Addiction
August 31, 2018

“Xanax Is the New Heroin”

There’s a nearly 4-billion-dollar industry right now you may not be aware of. No, it’s not heroin or street drugs. This is the legal, prescription market for anti-anxiety drugs in the United States. Nearly 40 million Americans “suffer from anxiety,” a recent study shows.

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Joe Kertis in National News
August 28, 2018

Opioids Spark HIV Outbreak

Massachusetts is a sort of epicenter for the Opioid epidemic. Fentanyl and heroin addiction run rampant in the state which is notorious for overdose deaths. Strangely enough, Mass. also has one of the best healthcare platforms in the country and efficiently monitors infectious diseases.

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Joe Kertis in Success Story
August 15, 2018

I Don’t Ever Have to Be That Person Again

When I first started the Personal Values course, it was not easy. In fact, I made it out to be a mountain that reached outer-space. I created this mountain in my own head. Throughout my addiction, I never wanted to look at what I did in the past.

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Joe Kertis in Family Help
August 8, 2018

The Top 5 Myths About Addiction

Addiction is a heated topic that has touched nearly everyone’s life in some way. It’s emotional, and often misunderstood. Add to this the fact there’s a ton of outdated, and downright false ideas about it.

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