• Are Black Trans Women Faced with ‘Injustice at Every Turn’?

    September 16, 2016

    Judgment, harassment, discrimination, and violence are all battles they don’t pick, but transgender men and women still they find themselves right there on the front lines fighting them every day. For Black trans women and trans women of color, living is about staying in survival mode. D...

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  • Honest Recovery Is the Best Policy

    June 27, 2016

    Seeking honest recovery treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction takes a lot of courage. Courage to admit there is a problem. Courage to seek help from others. And, finally, courage to take the first step to turning your life around. But a recovering addict’s relationship with honesty...

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  • What is behind our nation’s heroin epidemic?

    October 21, 2015

    For something so potentially deadly, it has some poetic nicknames: Black Pearl, China White, Brown Crystal. Heroin first came into being in 1874 when English chemist C.R. Alder Wright added two acetyl groups to the morphine molecule found in the flowering plant Papaver somniferum, the vari...

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