Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer: In Her Own Words

by Lisa Fischer // Photograpghy by Jamison Mosley For me to explain my story of living with addiction, it starts on day one of my life. I was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a beautiful red-haired mother, Jean, and a witty Jewish siding-salesman father, Frank. In the 1960s, Frank was a peer of comedian…

Addiction

The New Face Of Addiction

by Laura Monteverdi // Photo by Jamison Mosley Throughout my career as a reporter and news anchor, I have covered many different types of stories. Some of my favorites are from my time spent in Sioux Falls, S.D. I had my own series called “Life with Laura,” where I had the opportunity to do everything…

opioid

Pharmacologic Therapies to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Americans utilize modern medicine every day for problems ranging from allergies to acne. However, treatment for a leading cause of death among Americans, opioid overdose, remains acutely controversial. Deep-seated beliefs about drugs and drug users have prevented this group of individuals from receiving adequate treatment. People with substance use disorders are long overdue for consideration…

mindfulness

Mindfulness Through the Holidays

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”             -Jon Kabat Zinn Rivendell Behavioral Health hosted a luncheon on Friday, December 14, on being mindful during the holiday season. The program was led by Laura Huff, an LMSW at Rivendell Behavioral Health, who presented a few different…