JO-ANN RICHARDSON

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Jo-Ann Richardson

Because she has always loved helping people, after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and Elementary Teaching credential from California State University, Chico, and for more than 35 years, Jo-Ann has worked at non-profits around the United States and the world. This path led Jo-Ann to Narconon Arrowhead where she has been the Director of Legal Affairs since 2017.


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I Didn’t Want to Live Like an Addict, I Wanted to Live a Good Life

I have gained so much progress and understanding about myself. It was the first time I feel like that. They helped me find myself again. I am now confident enough that I can do anything, I have the power to choose.

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Kratom: Will “Wonder Drugs” Never Cease?

Kratom has been called a “wonder drug” by some. Others call it a “dietary or herbal supplement”. The Mayo Clinic calls it “unsafe and ineffective” and says that “research shows little promise”. Kratom has increased in popularity and use in recent years and has been designated as the cause of overdose deaths.

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Isotonitazene Intensifies the Opioid Epidemic

The trafficking and abuse of new synthetic opioids are deadly trends.

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Jo-Ann Richardson in National News
February 18, 2021

Xylazine: A Deadly Twist on the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has an enemy making the abuse of illicit opioids even more deadly, and it’s called Xylazine, a sedative used in veterinary medicine, often used as a horse tranquilizer.

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The Drug Overdose Epidemic

While deaths from COVID-19 are front-page news on a daily basis, another national public health crisis, overdose deaths from the use of illicit drugs, is growing. For many, the correlation represents strong evidence that another painful result of the pandemic is an increase in deaths from drug addiction.

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