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THE CONTINUING OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Getting treatment for an opioid use disorder will hopefully in turn reduce the number of overdoses and deaths related to opioid use. Despite increased public awareness...

THE FIGHT AGAINST FENTANYL – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on around the country, drugs such as oxycodone, heroin, and hydrocodone have all seen increases in drug overdose deaths in the past...

SAVING MYSELF

I walked down the church hallway looking for the support group for parents of addicts. Entering the room, I kept my head down, avoiding eye contact. The room was...

MOMS LESSONS OF LOVE

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate love in all relationships and forms. For mothers whose children have struggled with substance use disorders, it is a day to reflect on the...

PURDUE PHARMA- WHEN WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED?

As a Registered Nurse, if I gave my patient a drug that resulted in their death, I would be held accountable. April 17,2018- one passenger is killed when an engine malfunctions on...

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY – MAKE MORE OPIOIDS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE...

Someone once defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ For whatever reason, the phrase stuck with me over the years. It just...

Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer...

Oxycontin Heir To Market Opiate To People Addicted To Oxycontin

When and where does this insanity end?! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, that I’ve heard the most outlandish words ever to pass over a persons lips or witnessed...

Krokodil: “The World’s Deadliest Drug”

Like an alien spore oozing from a sci-fi film, krokodil has emerged as one of the worst drugs of abuse. Called “the Zombie Drug,” and “The World’s Deadliest Drug,” krokodil is...

IF YOU LOVE ME: A MOTHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH HER DAUGHTER’S OPIOID ADDICTION

When enough really crappy things occur in your life, and you somehow survive them, people start to tell you that you should write a book. You think they are joking but...

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