It’s Overdose Awareness Day today. That means it’s been a year since I wrote the post on my brother’s overdose. I want to stop and say thank you to everyone who contacted me after that was published. I received a much bigger response than I could have anticipated and it was all so kind. It was really appreciated.
Another great reflection on the individual, family and community impacts of overdose by Kat Daley.
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When it comes to addiction, every option should be on the table. That's just common sense. Anything that works, or shows great promise, however we feel about it, must at least be discussed -- seriously and carefully.
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