ASK MAx: LET’S TALK ABOUT…WE CAN ALL DO MORE!!!

LET’S TALK ABOUT…WE CAN ALL DO MORE!!! Opioid epidemic, mental health issues, homelessness—it is all so overwhelming. But, there are opportunities in our community that can empower all of us to do more to address these social issues. Because of my interest in the...

ASK MAx: national wellness week

LET’S TALK ABOUT…NATIONAL WELLNESS WEEK!!! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) “envisions a future where people with mental and substance abuse disorders pursue optimal health, happiness, recovery, and a full and satisfying life in...

ASK Max :MORE ON THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC!!!

LET’S TALK ABOUT…MORE ON THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC !!! Several of my readers have been contacting me about fears of how the opioid epidemic will be effecting the pain medications they are presently taking for their individual pain management. One man passionately exclaimed...

ask MAx :THE SPREADING DRUG EPIDEMIC!!!

  LETS TALK ABOUT …THE SPREADING DRUG EPIDEMIC!!! In 1931 Aldous Huxley wrote a book called “Brave New World”. The “World State” government used “soma” to control the population primarily to discourage intelligent critical thinking. “Soma” the ideal pleasure...

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, IT’S COMPLICATED

LET’S TALK ABOUT…SCHOOL SHOOTINGS—IT’S COMPLICATED!!! Another school tragedy in our neighboring town of Roseburg: 10 dead, 9 injured. Often, when other past similar incidents are mentioned, the 1998 Thurston incident is skimmed over. This is not okay. Four of our...

ASK MAx: TRENDS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE!

LET’S TALK ABOUT…LATEST NEWS AND TRENDS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE!!! As a member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) I receive a monthly newsletter keeping me updated with the latest news about addiction and recovery. It is one of the resources I...

ASK MAx:RECOVERY SET BACKS!!!

LET’S TALK ABOUT…RECOVERY SET BACKS!!! When a loved one enters a residential treatment program , families let out a deep breath and embrace the possibility of “hope” for change. What is the expected “change” that brings them this “hope”? Family members have said: “At...