Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.
In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.
How can the addiction treatment community continue to assist people who are now being left even more isolated and desperate?
Even though I know a lot of junkies who walk these streets with no life left in them, this is the first dead body I’ve ever seen.
Imagine that you were only given one car this lifetime. One. You would think twice about how you took care of it. Our physical body is this one vehicle.
It’s incredibly difficult to reintegrate yourself into society when you’ve destroyed your own support system.
A recent analysis predicted as many as 75,000 people might die from suicide, overdose or alcohol abuse, triggered by the uncertainty and unemployment caused by the pandemic.
I did not know that the next time I held her body, it would be chips of bone and gritty ash in a small cardboard box.
“There’s social distancing — to a limit…I think when someone’s life is in jeopardy, they’re worth saving. You just can’t watch people die.”
Imagine the effect on society if the methadone clinics suddenly shut their doors? There would be rioting, robbery, and a lot of people going back to using illicit drugs just to be able to function.