Posts tagged mental health
How the War on Drugs Has Changed Tunes

Back in the 1960s, the US began the “War on Drugs.” This served to criminalize drug addiction and increased the number of incarcerated Americans which disproportionately affected African Americans and Latinos/Hispanic. Some are still incarcerated from the 1980s. During this epidemic, the drug of choice that led to alarming rates of incarceration was crack cocaine.

Addiction has continued to ravage communities. Today’s drug or substance of choice is opioids and they often come directly from one’s primary care physician.

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When I'm Here, Not There

So this morning I was meditating on the idea of I’m exactly where I am supposed to be, right here, right now. I’ve often felt like once I got “there” things would be ok. And then when I got “there” it would no longer be good enough and I would then want to be “there” and this pesky game continued throughout much of my life.

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