Author: acessally

One town’s descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak – LA Times

On the cover of this Sunday’s LA Times and on more than one occasion, I’ve seen write ups and investigations on the serious drug problems that plague cities across the U.S. One town’s descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak (click on link above for full article)       Everett, Washington is one of these towns and it continues to happen throughout our county.  I can’t help but wonder that while these stories hit the front page of the LA TIMES, still nothing is being done about it.  People read it and brush it under the rug like it’s a fact...

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Birthdays

  I’m Celebrating my Nar-Anon 2nd birthday this week.  Last night, our meeting was full of celebrations.  30, 60 days, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 5 Years and last but not least 14 Years.  What keeps people coming back? The same question asked after chips and hugs are distributed is this:    What have you learned in your time here? The situation may be different for everyone, but the overall learning experience is the same. We’re all here for the same reason; we love someone who’s addicted to drugs and alcohol and it’s destroyed or affected our...

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The Opioid Crisis Is Really a Crisis of Compassion

The Opioid Crisis Is Really a Crisis of Compassion Blog Post from Huffington Post – written by: Dr Oz “A quota on medical treatment of any other kind for any other disease would never be tolerated by the public. But addiction is different. Addiction is a disease that hurts others as well as the patient. Addiction frequently involves crimes or violence. It’s the only medical condition for which there are mandatory prison sentences. Addiction has been synonymous with the marginalized and disenfranchised fringe of society, viewed as the moral failure of a lost ungrateful soul. The patient cap is...

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Checked out

I’ve been on a hiatus from writing or posting for a while now, work has been busy and we vacationed away for the last two weeks in France and Spain.  What an amazing trip.  Stay tuned……

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