On an April 2017 quarterly earnings call with reporters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stunned listeners when he mentioned a surprising competitor for his company’s streaming services. It's not Amazon. It's not cable. It's not time with your spouse. It's sleep.
One of the scariest realizations for a parent to face is the possibility that the changes they observe in their child’s moods, academic performance, physical appearance, choice of friends, thoughts, and behaviors could be due to substance abuse.
The crisis is well documented and reported: More people are dying of drug overdose than any other non-natural cause, more than from guns, suicide, and car accidents. Politicians have held press conferences, formed commissions and task forces, and convened town-hall meetings.
Most people, no matter their age, don’t picture a senior (those 50 plus) when it comes to imagining an illicit drug user. Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs (pain relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives) used not as medically prescribed. Seniors are using these drugs more frequently and perhaps with dangerous consequences.
This year, we are proud to announce that we have won the Best of State award for top Humanitarian Organization.