Mike Gimbel on Fox 45 Regarding State’s Attorney Mosby’s Decision to Stop Prosecuting Drug Possession

Recently, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced her office would stop prosecuting crimes for drug possession. Community stakeholders including Straight Talk host Mike Gimbel, were featured in a Fox 45 segment on April 5 responding to the development and expressing concerns that it could further fuel drug addiction within Baltimore City. Read the full…

a woman learns about alcohol during national drugs and alcohol facts week

What You Can Learn During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual observance designed to raise awareness about drugs and alcohol within the teen community. Since 2010, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has provided educational events in communities to help teens understand drug use. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week’s ultimate goal is to rebuke…

Experts Urge That Alcoholic Beverages Should Come With Cancer Warning Labels

A recent New York Times (NYT) article is called, “Should Your Cocktail Come With a Cancer Warning?”[1] In October, the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Public Health Association, and other groups advocated for just that.[2] The groups say there is strong evidence that alcohol can cause…

Meghan Markle Helps Break Stigmas on Talking About Race, Mental Health, and Suicidal Ideation

By now most people have at least seen headlines about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah. This is a good thing, because her candor about race, mental health, suicide—and the stigma she faced seeking help for her mental health—are much needed. Stigma thrives in silence.   Meghan Markle’s Famous Oprah Interview In a…