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First Responders and Hidden Addiction How we got ourselves addicted matters not; what is far more important is how to get ourselves […]

OxyContin Maker Exploring Bankruptcy in Wake of 2,000+ Lawsuits

March 12, 2019

Oh, the pain….whether it comes from an accident, surgery, or other cause, the narcotic painkiller du jour prescribed by doctors far and […]

4 Successful Strategies For Fighting the Opioid Epidemic From Around the U.S.

March 12, 2019

At first glance, the opioid epidemic seems like an insurmountable problem. According to the CDC, over 70,000 people died of drug overdoses […]

Shouldn’t, Couldn’t, Wouldn’t

March 4, 2019

I drank because I could. Everybody else did: my parents, my friends, my brother and sisters, the people I worked with, the […]

Safe Dosing: Coming to a Site Near You?

February 27, 2019

They’re called supervised injection sites (SIS). You may know them by other terms too. These include drug consumption facilities (DCF), fix rooms, […]

Addicted to My Phone? It’s as Real as It Gets

February 18, 2019

I tried to put my phone down for a day last week. One day. Twenty-four hours. I failed. I thought I could […]

Life-Saving Overdose Reversal Drug Just Got a Major Price Hike

February 15, 2019

The opioid epidemic is perhaps the worst public health crisis the U.S. has ever endured. Each year, tens of thousands of individuals […]

Protecting Small Hands and Bodies in the Fight against Opioids

February 15, 2019

According to researchers at Yale University, children may be one of the demographics that are most suffering from the opioid overdose epidemic. […]

We Are Not Immune

February 4, 2019

First responders are people first. We think a lot like everybody else, act nearly the same, and have similar dreams and demons. […]

Getting Started

January 23, 2019

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why it took me so long to tackle my addictions. If I knew […]

The Most Important Person

January 14, 2019

A big part of avoiding sobriety is the fear that we will disappoint everybody who has come to know us as a […]

Our Inability to Understand Our Addictions Keeps Us Addicted

January 3, 2019

This thing, this pesky little thing, this thing we know we will have to face sooner or later, will not go away […]

Romancing the drink

January 2, 2019

We look back, us alcoholics, far more often than we look ahead. The past is where the fun is, the excitement and […]

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