I’ve been on both sides: as the user, and the loved one staging an intervention. To quote a maxim I often heard at AA, relapse is part of recovery.
When it comes to anything harder than weed, harm reduction strategies are key. Brush up even if you think you know them—drugs are a bit different now.
Many states are barrelling ahead to open classrooms without clear safety precautions in place. "First, they expect us to take a bullet for kids when there’s an active shooter, and now this," one educator told VICE.
Emotionally exhausted Americans have started to relax their personal safety measures around coronavirus. Some have legitimate reasons for doing so—others, not so much.
“They call you a hero in public, and, behind closed doors, they cut your pay or fire you altogether."
In Louisiana, COVID-19 is spreading faster than it has anywhere else in the world. The state is home to some of the nation's sickest and poorest people, and health care professionals fear the virus will overwhelm emergency resources in as soon as a week.
The COVID-19 response is hitting clubs and businesses on Bourbon Street particularly hard during the time of year that dancers and workers make most of their money.