Based on a Washington Post article by Eli Saslow, inspired by Amanda Wendler and Libby Alexander, “Four Good Days” (Vertical) is a harrowing look at heroin addiction, and by extension the opioid crisis, and the toll it takes on a family.
Members of the No More Meth Task Force presented another panel discussion last week at the Pride Center, but attendance was sparse.
We’re taught from a very young age that abstinence is the key to conquering addictions. We’re forced to sign a form in elementary school in which we promise to never drink alcohol. We watch television depicting people with extreme addictions who drink bottles of Listerine for breakfast.
Where there’s despair, there’s the Broward House.
The following is a Table of Contents of feature stories we ran in our May 21, 2014 issue on addiction, substance abuse, and support.
When Zachary* arrived at a hookup’s house he was taken aback by the luxury of it all — complete with a bird sanctuary, koi pond, square pool, hot tub, waterfalls, and a covered porch with couches.
Michael Botticelli understands all too well the effects alcohol and addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.
Addiction. Abuse. A feeling of helplessness. Eric Harazi knows these conditions all too well.
I have written this article too many times, over too many years.
Addiction is painful. Recovery is rough. While addicts in recovery focus on the big picture, it can be the little things that get in the way and make them feel like they’re spinning their wheels.
If you’re looking for a fabulous dog to be part of your family, look no further, I’m the fellow for you.
One treatment center does not fit all. That’s the mantra at PRIDE Institute near Minneapolis. The facility opened its doors in 1986 as the nation’s first treatment center dedicated to providing services exclusively for the LGBT community. Since then, PRIDE has graduated more than 14,000 people hailing from every state in the country and even some from Canada.
They know the effects. They’ve seen the damage. And enough and is enough.
Mark Turnipseed wasn’t always a model, fitness coach and author. Addiction and depression ruled his life for years before he discovered his lifeline: fitness.