Growing up, my mother drilled empathy and the ability to put myself in other’s shoes into my head. She also taught me to question myself. Some of her best advice to me was the following:Read More »
I’ve spoken before of chronic pain and how the current drug epidemic affects those of us who suffer from it. Today I want to talk about the other side of the issue: Those dealing with addiction.
Although we tend to treat addiction as a criminal issue instead of what it is – a mental health issue, the problem is not as black and white as we would like for it to be. It’s a multi-faceted issue and is full of gray areas.Read More »
America has a problem with opioids. I am acutely aware of this, due to the fact that many of the people I grew up with have been taken by heroin mixed with fentanyl. It is pervasive and does not discriminate. However, what we are doing is not going to fix it, it will (and already has) only exacerbate it further.Read More »