The Daily Eastern News

‘Using dreams’ are the worst nightmares

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2020

One of the hardest things for any recovering addict is having to deal with using dreams. For any of you who do not know what using dreams are, it is pretty simple. A using dream is when you dream that you are using a substance, whether that be a substance like cocaine, or a substance such as alcohol...

Coping with addiction on a daily basis

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

April 10, 2019

Throughout my recovery, I have learned so much about how to handle it, and I know there is so much more I still have left to learn. Each day, we as addicts battle this disease of addiction, and sometimes we have to take it one day at a time. Other times, we may have to take it one hour at a time. There...

You will find love; be patient

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

April 7, 2019

In the last month, I have met someone. Now, I have not always had the best experiences when it comes to relationships, so of course I am very weary of relationships in general. This person came out of the blue, and he has so far proved himself to be the person I have always dreamed of meeting. He ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Medication for opioid addiction is needed

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2019

Medications to treat people with opioid use disorders (OUD) need to be more readily available at substance use disorder facilities. If these medications do not become available soon, the opioid crisis has no clear end in sight. There are three FDA-approved medications that help save the lives of people wi...

Get rid of unnecessary ‘clutter’

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 31, 2019

Sometimes in life you have to really evaluate what is important and what is not. I have had to do this a lot lately, and it includes determining whether or not certain people should be a part of my life. There are people in life who want to see you fail and thrive in knowing that your life is completely un...

Family isn’t always supportive

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2019

It truly is amazing how some of your own family members can be the ones that aim to bring you down. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this tragedy practically my entire life with certain people in my family. I guess it really only got worse when I came out of the closet. These people thrive to make sure that ...

Change DARE curriculum to actually help students

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

February 21, 2019

If you have gone to grade school in the past 30 to 40 years, you more then likely graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program. I vaguely remember DARE when I was in grade school. A local police officer came in and taught students how to not succumb to peer pressure and not use d...

Safety group supporting students in recovery

Photo illustration by Jordan Boyer: The newly-formed Collegiate Recovery Student Association is a student-led group where students can share their experiences recovering from addiction. According to collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won, it is helpful to have support because addiction is so powerful.

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 20, 2019

The Collegiate Recovery Student Association (CRSA), a new student-led organization on campus, provides a safe space for students to talk addiction and recovery. Collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won said she describes the CRSA as a “safety group” on campus where students can talk about their ex...

Collegiate Recovery Student Association to meet Wednesday

Staff Report

February 19, 2019

The Collegiate Recovery Student Association (CRSA) will have a meeting Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The CRSA is a group led by students at Eastern that focuses on promoting “sober activities, campus awareness and mentorship,” ac...

Addicts don’t volunteer to be addicts

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 15, 2017

There are two kinds of people in the world- those who fail 100 times and keep trying until they reach their goal, and those who fail twice and decide to give up because they think trying again is too hard. Last week in my English class, we got on the topic of states having needle exchange programs...

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