What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

When addiction first crept into our household 11 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Retreating to clean white paper became my refuge. The blank pages stared back, non-judgmental and welcoming. On their unvarnished surface I poured out my anguish, fear, confusion and shame. It was the only place – until many years later – …

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Angry Moms

Angry Moms

If you don’t know one yet, you will These are the mothers whose sons’ and daughters’ obituaries you read in the local newspaper. Joe could light up a room just by his smile.  He loved hiking and fishing.  He leaves behind his parents, grandparents, girlfriend Jill and his loving dog Bo. There will be a …

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A Peak into “Dreamland”

A Peak into “Dreamland”

  “Naloxone isn’t the antidote for heroin.   Community is.” Recently,  Sam Quinones, journalist and author of “Dreamland,” addressed the Maryland Patient Safety Center conference regarding the opioid scourge in America.  His talk was so profound that it’s worth sharing a few highlights.  (Note:  all quotes are his.) A 1979 brief letter to the Journal of American …

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