This epidemic of opioid addiction and death that we are living in is not the result of the use of opioids per se, but by society’s response to this use. What the “War on Drugs” has accomplished has been to turn what is a chronic but treatable, manageable, disease into an epidemic of addiction and death.
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We are in the midst of an epidemic of opioid addiction and death. Almost everyone knows someone living an opioid addiction or who has died from one. And they all have the same question: why can’t we, didn’t we, stop?
Hello All Broken No More would like to thank everyone who participated in the Giving Tuesday Event held on 11/29/2016. We really appreciate your support. Your generous donation will go a long way in helping individuals who have lost a loved one due to substance use and to end the current failed war on drugs. […]
Save the Date!
When: October 13th to 16th, 2016
Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina – Atlanta, Georgia
On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the new Director of National Drug Control Policy (he does not wish to be called “Drug Czar”), Michael Botticelli, was interviewed by Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes. The topic: radically changing the “War on Drugs” from the zero-tolerance, hard-line approach – where citizens with addiction problems have been locked up (often times for incredibly lengthy sentences) – to that of treatment, compassion and understanding.
Denise Cullen, Executive Director, is interviewed by Perri Peltz on SiriusXM radio on the opiate epidemic.
Don’t miss the world’s premier gathering of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.
On August 31, 2015, Denise Cullen is interviewed by Drug Truth Network regarding International Overdose Awareness Day activities.
Tell your legislator that you support passage of HB2090, a Good Samaritan and naloxone access bill currently making it’s way though the PA legislature.