NEWS FEED: Overdose deaths in Maine averaged nearly one per day during first half of 2018

Drug overdoses continued to claim nearly one life per day in Maine during the first six months of 2018 despite intensive efforts – from the State House to sober houses – to slow the opioid crisis. There were 180 overdose deaths in Maine through June 30, down just slightly from the 185 drug-related deaths reported … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Overdose deaths in Maine averaged nearly one per day during first half of 2018

NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

Fifty-seven people spent nearly an hour of their Friday evening lying motionless on the cold stone plaza in front of Portland City Hall, trying to draw attention to the 57 people who died from drug overdoses in the city last year and efforts to make that number smaller. Each wore black and a number, and … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

NEWS FEED: In The Latest War On Opioid Addiction, The FDA Green-lights Generic Film Strip Of Addiction Drug Suboxone

The generic drug will most likely be less expensive, and this could make it more widely available to those who couldn’t previously afford it. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Source: In The Latest War On Opioid Addiction, The FDA Green-lights Generic Film Strip Of Addiction Drug Suboxone

From1-2-1: Slow Time

I appreciate all of the your patience with me and my delayed posting to the blog, as of late!  Let me just say that first of all, I will never abandon this blog out of non-interest, that I can pledge.  However, in the last couple weeks, I've since started my brand new job as the … Continue reading From1-2-1: Slow Time

MEDIA: A Hippocratic Hypocrisy

The video shown here is, in a word, startling.  Sadly, there are many heedless doctors out there still that waste no time in churning out dozens of Vicodin and Valium scripts, simply because they know the patient wants it.  And even if the prescription calls for only seven or 10 pills, that does not at … Continue reading MEDIA: A Hippocratic Hypocrisy

C4A: Employment Gaps Problematic for Recovery Community

One of my goals with this blog, in addition to enabling a network of individuals proud to be in recovery, is to draw attention to the fact that addicts attempting to maintain sobriety are constantly experiencing a vast plethora of difficulties in everyday life.  There are some people out there, non-addicts, that simply don't get … Continue reading C4A: Employment Gaps Problematic for Recovery Community

MEDIA: Not Afraid

I saw this man live in concert a couple weeks ago, when he was closing out the big Boston Calling music festival in Massachusetts.  I've always considered Eminem to be one of the best, most spirited rappers of all-time.  Generally speaking, I believe that the more conviction a rap artist delivers the better.  Classic performers … Continue reading MEDIA: Not Afraid

MEDIA: Under the Bridge

Just about everyone knows "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  A lot of people know, too, that the song does in fact pertain to drug addiction.  Many alt-rock/indie-rock bands from the early '90s were experiencing major woes when it came to the various members engaging in illicit drug use.  Obviously, partying is … Continue reading MEDIA: Under the Bridge