Addiction: Is it About the Drugs or Something Else?

Addiction. That word holds a lot of baggage for many people. Broken relationships, missed opportunities and pointed fingers. But the addict isn’t always the one to blame. Doctors are reporting that undiagnosed mental issues and trauma might be the real recipe for addiction. Undiagnosed Mental Issues can Lead to Addiction In 2001, while facing drug […]

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US Deputy Surgeon General Visits Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center

The United States Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN and Special Assistant to the Deputy Surgeon General, LCDR Yvonne M. Santiago visited the St. Cloud Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center (DSRC) yesterday. DSG Trent-Adams toured DSRC with co-founder Darryl Strawberry and Ron Dock. Speaking on her marching orders from Washington to combat opiate […]

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Fed Funds to Treat Addiction

President Obama at his desk in the White House

In his reply to a letter from a Pennsylvania mother, the President emphasizes the need for additional funding to respond to the opioid epidemic. This is the latest post in our “Asked and Answered” series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President or a Senior Administration Official and an American who wrote […]

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