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Tough Love...

Well, today was the assessment to see if I would be accepted into a substance abuse program. Wow was it, um, grueling (only word I can find to fit how it felt to me) There were a lot of things that were discussed during the assessment that made me realize, holy shit…I AM AN ADDICT. 567 more words

Does Narcan kill more people than it saves?

http://www.startribune.com/details-emerge-from-prince-s-emergency-landing-in-moline-illinois/377302181/

Prince was unconscious when his bodyguard carried him down the steps of his private jet after it made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., just days before the superstar collapsed and died at Paisley Park in Chanhassen… 268 more words

Chronic Pain

Talking Around the Problem: How Two Views of Homelessness Get It Right and Wrong

In conversations about how best to “help the homeless,” we housed people steer down all kinds of mental cul-de-sacs to convince ourselves that nothing can be done. 2,406 more words

Neighborhoods

Chapter 21

Mrs McGillicuddy had been impressed by Lucy. She had not really understood until now what her job entailed, but she had discovered her niece spoke with knowledge and impressively about the problem with Jane and how to deal with it. 210 more words

Healing

Addiction...

Addiction can be anything. You can be addicted to a certain food for a day. You can be addicted to wanting to be with the same person all day. 812 more words

U.S. Surgeon General: Addiction a disease, not a moral failing

In an interview with Health News Florida, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy emphasized that the disease of addiction – be it alcoholism or heroin dependence – is a disease of addiction and is not a moral failing. 328 more words

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