Opioid Addiction: Like a “Silverback Gorilla on Your Back”

Talking Recovery, Stigma on Therapy Thursday By Hermes Falcon   Paul Moore, like others with substance use disorder, didn’t set out to become addicted to opioids. And like many, he started off experimenting with less addictive drugs. But living with depression led Moore to seek stronger drugs in order to “feel something,” he said.  Eventually,...

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Refuting the stigma behind antidepressants and mental illness

Pam Rentz Urban Health Media Project While great strides have been made toward normalizing the concept of “self care” and incorporating mental health care into daily routines, the use of antidepressants and other mental health medications remains clouded by stigma. Melissa Sporn, a clinical psychologist in McLean, Virginia, and Aqsa Siddique, a third-year student at...