Chained by fear —Freed by Grace. A

I was 19 the first time a man ever really physically hurt me.  After it happened once, I never in a million years thought it was going to become a regular occurrence in my life..and even worse, never did I imagine that before it was all over with, I would somehow unconsciously seek out abusive […]

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S.W.A.T. Team

Sex workers who use There is an intersection between drug users and sex worker populations that must be recognized if sex workers are to receive services that are appropriate and useful.  USU is working with sex workers who use drugs and asking them what it is they need from a service provider. We are currently […]

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12 step programs and powerlessness

I keep falling down the 12 steps! I was reading an article on stigma today when I started to think about why I keep struggling with people calling addiction a disease.  I simply prefer substance misuse!  I prefer this because I do not think it is healthy to tell myself I am powerless over anything. […]

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