In 2011, Cheryl Juaire lost her son, Corey, to an overdose. Four years later she started Team Sharing, a support group where parents meet and support one another that has grown from a small group in Massachusetts to several hundred families across the country. Cheryl joins us to share her story.
Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they discuss the rise of alcohol use amongst women, the criteria for assessing substance use disorder, and the benefit of nature (and bird watching!) on our mental health."
Ben Cort, author of "Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry", joins us to talk about the state of the marijuana today.
Clinical Social Worker and therapist Rebecca Minor joins us to talk about teen gender, sexual identity and transitioning.
Dr. Kimberly Sue, an addiction physician and medical anthropologist, joins us to talk about her new book "Getting Wrecked", an astonishing account of women battling addiction as they cycle through jail, prison, and community treatment programs in Massachusetts.