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News from Waco, Texas

As seen in the Waco Tribune-Herald, February 9, 2021Court records: Man shot by Lacy Lakeview officer had mental illness historyThe man shot and killed by a Lacy Lakeview officer Sunday has been identified as Dustin Demaurean Powell, a 34-year-old Lacy Lakeview...
Important New Data: Impact of Legalization on Drug Use Rates

Important New Data: Impact of Legalization on Drug Use Rates

The 2018-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides important new data regarding drug use in America. Because this data is difficult to interpret, the value is often not realized until it is analyzed and put into a user-friendly form.  For many years, Idaho...
Gone to Suicide – A Book by Ann Clark

Gone to Suicide – A Book by Ann Clark

Why would a happy, healthy, bright, and normal teenage boy abruptly take his own life? Why is the suicide rate for teens and young adults in the US the highest on record? Why is suicide the leading cause of death in Colorado for youth ages 10-24? How can a parent cope...
Opinion: Medicine is not for Recreation

Opinion: Medicine is not for Recreation

Originally published as a Letter to the Editor in the Prescott Daily Courier Do you know anyone who takes Synthroid, Crestor, Lyrica or Januvia for fun? Neither do I. Medicine is for health care purposes, strictly dosed and prescribed. When people start thinking of...
Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

by J.L. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sends out a periodic newsletter, which summarizes his activities as a US Senator.  In the September 30, 2019 newsletter, Senator Gardner makes the following announcement:  Preventing Youth Suicides I introduced...