Jenn Tracey

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If drug addiction were treated like other diseases my son might be alive today

People struggling with the disease of addiction don’t receive the same healthcare and assistance as people with other diseases receive. Shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had a lumpectomy, double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. All of these procedures were covered, without …

Drug Addiction

We Wouldn't Shame Lamar Odom For A Heart Attack. Why Do It For Drug Use?

People with substance use disorder are intensely suffering.<p>According to the latest reports, Lamar Odom, the former NBA player who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13, is breathing on his own and can even get out of bed. Authorities confirmed that cocaine was found in Odom's system, …

Let's Be Blunt: Decriminalizing Pot is Changing Philly

<b>Let's be blunt:</b>Possessing a small amount of marijuana or smoking some in public has been decriminalized in Philadelphia for a year and the city …

Breathe In, Breathe Out: What It's Like To Live Life With An Anxiety Disorder

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Ileana Paules-Bronet.</i><p>For an hour and a half, I stared at the floor. My knee bounced up and down. When my eyes weren't fixed on the carpet in front of me, they darted back and forth to the door, measuring my distance from it. My notebook was open in front of me, …