Letting go of the addiction stigma…even in Martha’s Vineyard #addiction #recovery #opiates #heroin

http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/06/04/section-35-when-addiction-calls-for-drastic-action/ Yes, even in Martha’s Vineyard has opiate addiction arrived. No rehabs in site and hospitals overwhelmed. A great opportunity to become educated on recovery, resources and 12 step programs. As we awaken to an epidemic can we begin to seek those who have seen results. We are currently fighting a stigma and realizing there…

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

A Voice of Recovery is being heard…Loud

http://www.boston.com/health/2014/04/09/mayor-walsh-announces-examination-boston-addiction-and-recovery-services/4ktlwzhq9P3d53csFisAuL/story.html A Boston Mayor realizing he cannot do it on his own. Recognition to our recovery communities as being not only supportive, but an crucial element to educating and transforming prevention and outreach. Here’s to Recovery. Here’s to our communities. Here’s to change. Our fight was worth fighting and the next step is making this…