The Utah Stories Show—podcast VeRonica Little witnesses the severity of Utah's Opioid epidemic every day. As Program Administrator for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, she is on the front lines in a war that, at times, seems absolutely and dauntingly unwinnable . The Opioid epidemic is so prevalent, and because of the nature and causes of addiction, … [Read more...]
The Pros and Cons of Online Gaming
Geek Factor CEO Chance Le Prey met his girlfriend at a gaming convention. “Gaming is one of the facets of our relationship,” Le Prey said. “We game together. I’m the assault player and she’s my support; we’re a tag team duo.” Le Prey started playing Pokemon as a child for fun. “You catch monsters, raise them and then compete with them,” he said. “You get really attached to … [Read more...]
What Are The Causes of Utah’s Opiate Addiction Epidemic?
Bill (name changed) was a bright and happy kid who loved his family and life. He grew up, got married, had a successful career and bought a house. He had two beautiful children. Then a few years ago he was in an accident that left him in pain. He was prescribed pain pills and became addicted. He lost his family and home as he came to care about the drug more than anything else … [Read more...]
Confessions of a Compulsive Gambler
gambling addiction highs and lows some sobering statistics concerning compulsive gambling If you eat one meal a day and it's a buffet, you might be a compulsive gambler. That odd, little nugget of wisdom dawned on me while I was wallowing in misery in front of an overloaded plate of tamales and tacos and taters and gravy. Gambler, me? A compulsive gambler? Hmmm. I guess … [Read more...]