Addiction

Riding out a hurricane clean and sober

It's not easy being an addict or alcoholic - active or in recovery - during a hurricane. There were long lines outside the methadone clinic before Hurricane Irma ripped through south Florida. Addicts OD'd in shelters.

For those of us in recovery, the anxiety and...


General

The first morning of my sobriety

August 27, 2017

Nineteen years ago this morning I had an epic hangover and was trying to piece together what had happened the night before. Shards of drunken memories filled me with so much shame and guilt that I picked up the phone book.

"This sh*t...


Addiction

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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