Tag: Addiction

Student panel empathizes addiction and recovery

Stigmatizing addiction is antithetical to facilitating recovery. That was the main takeaway from “Straight Stuff,” an event held by the RCNJ Roadrunner Recovery Allies Fusion Support group on March 10. Four Ramapo students formed a panel to share their perspectives on addiction, recovery and support — two as survivors […]

“Euphoria” season 2 leaves fans with mixed reviews

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr. Sam Levinson created what I can only accurately describe as Gen Z’s "Gossip Girl" in the past two seasons of “Euphoria.” The cultural obsession began with aesthetics — glittery eye looks and bold fashion — but upgraded this season to conversations about addiction, attachment […]

Demi Lovato’s new album reveals personal growth

Photo courtesy of marcen27, Flickr Demi Lovato released her seventh studio album “Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over” on April 2. This album documents Lovato’s journey of self-acceptance and recovery, as this was the artist’s first big music release since being hospitalized for a drug overdose in […]

Oregon leads the way in de-stigmatizing addiction

Photo courtesy of M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons As of Nov. 4, Oregon has decided to decriminalize hard drugs in the name of turning the tides on how addiction is handled in America. The state voted in a 58.5% majority to legalize the possession of small amounts of several drugs including cocaine, […]