Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

During my junior year of high school in Kentucky, I joined the cross country and track teams. But in the following decades, I only ran intermittently. Recently, however, I’ve been increasing my miles, and last weekend successfully completed the Surftown Half-Marathon in Rhode Island, my first. Now, there’s another race coming up. On my birthday, October 28, I will be participating in the Shatterproof Rise Up … Continue reading Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

Massachusetts health centers get $6.8 million for opioid programs

Twenty community health centers in Massachusetts will share $6.8 million in grants to expand substance abuse services, particularly treatment of opioid addiction, the US Health and Human Services Department announced Friday. The money from the Health Resources and Services Administration is part of $94 million for 271 health centers across the country. Federal officials said the money would allow the hiring of 800 people to … Continue reading Massachusetts health centers get $6.8 million for opioid programs

A struggle to rewrite the language of addiction…

Terrific article by Felice Freyer on the front page of the Boston Globe this morning about stigma and addiction. This article should be required reading for all health care workers and students. Read it yourself! Thanks so much for visiting my website! Writing and reading blog posts does take time and we all know that time is in short supply. You and I will both get much … Continue reading A struggle to rewrite the language of addiction…