Are we having Fun Yet? Drugs, Addiction, and Treatment.

Why do we as a society hate medication assisted treatment so much?  Why are we so sure that punishment and pain will change things for people who are addicted to drugs? I have spent the last 10 years fighting for change in the substance use field, fighting to end the drug war, working to change policies which […]

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Help me I love an addict!

Help me I love an addict!  What do I do, my _______is an addict, is something that I hear every day.  People call my phone in tears, desperate for answers.  Unfortunately, there is tons of information, much of which comes out of the mouths of people who just do not know what they are saying, or […]

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LOSING IT ALL

The depression I know is real.  My heart is broken in every place, shattered. I have lost so much, and I have no real idea how to begin anew.  My feelings are so loud, so raw, so real.  Bipolar illness shapes my mind, my thoughts, my decisions. I operate in the realm of the truth, […]

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Jeff Sessions Deserves a stay in one of his Private Prisons

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/us/politics/jeff-sessions-crime.html?post_id=10209448668587705_10209448672747809#_=_ The Drug War is responsible for so much suffering and death in America and all around the world.  Prohibition in and of itself creates underground markets and criminal behavior.  I felt like we were beginning to make progress with the ending of mandatory minimums and the phasing out of private prisons.  I saw hope […]

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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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