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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...

Jimi Hendrix: Ill-Fated Emissary

The psychedelic trinity of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison embodied the volatility, excitement, and substance abuse of the 1960’s. Demonstrating an unprecedented musical ability, these overachievers rose to the...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 2 OF 2)

This is the second installment of this article. In Part 1, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed three prong approach to ending the opioid epidemic. I showed...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 1 OF 2)

Recently, the President rolled out his three pronged approach that he believes will curb our raging opioid epidemic, parts of which sound remarkably close to those of Philippine President Duterte’s; a...

HUMANITY LOST: POLITICIZATION OF OPIOID EPIDEMIC PROVES DEADLY FOR ADDICTS

It wasn’t that long ago that I felt encouraged about the activity surrounding our drug policy. That is not to say I agreed with every aspect of policy, in fact there...

THE KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

The word “natural” can be very misleading when used in marketing campaigns for consumable products. People often assume that natural products are safe and healthy. This actually is true much of...

ORGANIC PLANT MEDICINE – A PLAN TO END OUR OPIATE/OPIOID EPIDEMIC TODAY!

In late September (2016), Florida State’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, joined thirty-five other states and the District of Columbia in a class action law suite against Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturers of...

Cake – Chronic Pain – Courage

In the hit independent movie Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who knows pain. Barely surviving a horrific car accident which kills her 3-year-old son, she is left with a scarred...

HEY GRANDMA, CAN I LIVE WITH YOU? GRANDPARENTS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The other day I received a phone call from Helen. She and her husband Rick were beside themselves after learning their daughter, a 42-year-old PhD student, had relapsed into drug addiction....

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