A Nursing Student on Pushing Stigma Aside and Facing Addiction Head On
A deep dive into data on local overdose deaths suggests strategies for better public health intervention
Part of a series by adolescent psychiatrist Peter Cohen called “High School Confidential: In the Trenches with Substance-Using Teens”
R.J. is a sixteen year old 10th grader. He was admitted to a therapeutic high school after multiple absences, failing grades, fights with peers, refusal to do work in class, and unpredictable disappearances at his previous high school.