addiction

Our View: Supes, schools must take initiative in war on addiction

It’s been nearly two months since “Heroin in the Foothills” ran in this newspaper. And in that two months, the three-part investigative series has drawn some sign ...

Reader Input: We’re connected but not engaged

People seem to be less engaged today. We have the world in the palm of our hands. You can keep in touch with people like never before. We have more information at our fingertips ...

Another View: ‘Heroin’ series exposed price paid by all

For me, the most surprising thing about Jason Smith’s riveting three-part series, “Heroin in the Foothills,” is the fact that it appeared in this newspaper.  ...

Heroin in the Foothills - Part 3

It really is a shame that the last image I have of my Uncle Mark is him lying on the floor, dying, with my left hand behind his head and my right hand under his chin, trying to som ...

Reader Input: There is a solution for addiction

This letter is directed to all of you who are suffering with the disease of addiction. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, spending, it all stems from untreated mental illness ...

Clear the smoke on campuses

I believe it’s a good idea to put restraints on smoking and chewing tobacco on college campuses. Everyone may be of age to do it, but there are people who don’t like it when pe ...

Cigarettes harm in many ways

Re: “Dozens homeless after apartment fire,” (Journal, Dec. 5). In the article, you say that the fire was probably caused by a cigarette. I believe that the American people have ...

Panhandler handouts ‘not helping’

Local organizations say giving money to panhandlers enables them to continue a life possibly driven by addiction. “We are a compassionate nation and people (give panhandlers mo ...

Addiction no laughing matter

People suffering from addictions, whether they are in recovery or still active, should be outraged by the recent Visual Viewpoint cartoon by Jerry Holbert (Feb. 22). This cartoon ...

Exercise brings healthy high

Science studies have demonstrated that all addictions, whether to alcohol, tobacco, drugs or anorexia, are caused by low activity of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter. After t ...