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Topic: Real Stories

Stories about real people, real successes and real recovery.

The Drugging of the American Boy

December 5th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW The Drugging of the American Boy Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  Esquire (3/27/14)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... An article from several years ago that points out the disconcertingly high rate at which American boys are drugged for behaviors that previously would have been considered natural. At the time of the article approximately 20% of boys were being prescribed

Health board aims to curb drug overdoses of Indigenous Torontonians

April 4th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Sensitivity to the specialized needs of Indigenous Torontonians are not being met, or so some feel in that specialized community. A report completed for Toronto Public Health that was spear-headed by an Indigenous consultant says that there is a perception that the service

Working together works, local drop in overdose deaths

May 3rd, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Logan County, Ohio has seen its first ever decline in the number of overdose deaths in 2017. The county's opioid task force has taken a broad, inclusive approach that doesn't rely exclusively on Medication-Assisted Treatment but combines it with education in their schools

Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids

April 23rd, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article describes the mission of a mother, Becky Savage, who lost two sons on a single day to accidental overdoses of prescription opioids combined with alcohol. Her story highlights the need for a broad response to the opioid crisis including education and

A Slave to Pills Goes Cold Turkey

January 21st, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... An inspiring story of a prescription opioid addict who begins to experience life and sensations again once off drugs. Excerpted from  "I have just gone through the most difficult psychological and physical thing in my entire life. I was

College Athlete’s Addiction

January 10th, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... One man's story of addiction and how hitting rock-bottom made him look at his life so he could begin to confront the problems that led him to drugs and to get on a path to a drug-free life. Excerpted from 

Addict Finds God and Beats Addiction

January 10th, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Introduced to painkillers after a motorcycle accident Evan Figueroa-Vargas became addicted and his habit escalated after his girlfriend and their child left him. Eventually, he was arrested for theft and incarcerated. In jail he went through withdrawal and found God. He turned his life

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