Letting Go of the Fear

Fear is inevitable, fear could be the enemy. It could consume your life if you let it. I was afraid for too many years of my life living with my mental illness. Even to this day, when I meet someone new, it takes a minute to get the courage to say I have a mental illness. I guess there will …

A Journey Through 20 Years

Today is April 5, 2015, and I am celebrating 20 years clean and sober from addiction. 20 years ago I was admitted to a psyche ward after weeks of abusing drugs and alcohol in a nightclub called “the Tunnel” in New York City. Which is a story in itself. Because of the abuse, I had a drug induced manic episode, …

Medically-Assisted Therapy: An Outpatient Process for the 21st Century Opioid Addict

Medically-Assisted Therapy: An Outpatient Process for the 21st Century Opioid Addict Opioid epidemics always have a cause. Many major metropolitan areas experienced problems immediately following conflicts such as WWII and the Vietnam War, when soldiers returned home addicted to heroin. Likewise, the research, attitudes and public policy geared toward the treatment of those addicts were based on the characteristics of …