sober living fear…

Arizona does in fact have a sober living coalition. Fear seems to penetrate into communities about recovery being mostly that there is an epidemic and it is rarely addressed. Prescription abuse is rampant and substance use disorders are on the rise, solutions such as housing are something to be embraced yet knowledge about coalitions and…

Robin Williams’ death an opportunity to bring to the forefront the conversation on substance use disorders and treatment…

Interesting enough, they mentioned in CNN its ‘normal’ for people in recovery to go back into rehab to ‘check in’ once in a while. And yet another opportunity to bring to the light substance use disorder and addiction. A global epidemic, a wave so immersed in our day to day lives with prescriptions galore, that…

Thou shalt not medicate…

tends to be the common verbage of those in recovery, influenced strongly by an ‘old school’ adage of ‘medications are drugs’ of many 12 step groups (though there is an AA pamphlet that communicates the importance of medication and the place for it in recovery). In modern times we stand at a standstill, with points…

Opiate epidemic filling up prisons

In Ohio prisons, the opiate epidemic is packing jail cells and making us wonder if we are doing enough with prevention, because incarceration is not working. The high rising costs of facilities and the impact of addiction are out of control. What are we missing? http://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/503776/Official–addiction-epidemic-filling-Ohio-prisons.html?isap=1&nav=5019