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The Issues: Substance Abuse and Addiction


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Addiction is an issue that touches almost every American life. Whether we have struggled with addiction or know someone who has, or is still struggling, addiction is something that affects us all. There are many types of addiction, and this post focuses on alcohol/substance abuse and addiction. Continue reading

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Cory Monteith and the Beast of Addiction…


Cory Monteith, who most people know as Finn on Glee, passed away July 13th, of what was later to be determined as a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.

Apparently, Cory had recently (April, I believe) completed a stint in rehab. He had a history of addiction. So everyone, most of all his family, friends, colleagues, and his girlfriend, Lea Michele, are probably reeling from the news of what caused his untimely death at only 31 years of age. He isn’t the only one to succumb to addiction, and unfortunately, he won’t be the last. But for the general public to adopt a stance of shock simply because he’d just recently been in rehab is…ignorant, and most of all, it’s dangerous.  Continue reading