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Mr. President: This is the fastest way to provide more drug treatment

Last week President Trump declared the opioid epidemic and emergency. He did not offer details but assured us his administration will be "spending a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money" on the opioid epidemic.

If he is serious about this, he would immediately order the Department of Health and Human Services to grant waivers to states that wish to eliminate the federal Institute for Mental Diseases exclusions in the Medicaid...
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Why Step 4 of the 12-Steps is so painful

This is part of an ongoing series explaining how I did the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. With the opioid epidemic claiming so many lives, I believe it is important for those who are not addicts to understand 12-Step programs and what it means to "work the steps."

Step 1: Admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable

Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 3: Made a...
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