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The Drug Crisis: Faces Behind the Struggle

Aug 11, 2018

Nearly two years after the US Surgeon General's Office issued its first-ever report on the state of drug abuse in the US, more than 150 people continue to die every day from addiction.  One out of three Americans has been touched by this crisis.  Ryan Hampton was part of the core team responsible for the...


Aug 3, 2018

Karen Bailey lost her 24 year old son, Corey, in 2011 to an opioid overdose. To add to Karen's terrible burden of loss she also lost her daughter, Alyssa, Corey's younger sister, a victim of suicide nearly four years later.  Alyssa had also battled addiction and shared drugs with her brother on the day he died. While...


Jul 23, 2018

Taylor, whose story was told in an earlier podcast, lost her best friend to a heroin overdose in 2011 and, in her grief, became addicted to drugs herself. She describes her year long struggle to take control of her addiction.


Jun 4, 2018

A young woman named Taylor who became addicted to drugs after the overdose death of a friend tells her powerful and inspiring story in a message to Justin Veatch. She only remembered Justin as "a skinny kid" she saw in the hallways of her school.  But she also knew that he too, had died from an overdose a few...


May 11, 2018

Kevin Sabet--author of Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana and drug policy advisor to three White House Administrations--discusses the latest research on marijuana and its impact on our society. His organization, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), is the go-to place to cut through the myths and expose the...