There is a belief that those of us with an opioid addiction, that we are powerless over our addiction. That is a myth. We are not powerless. But we appear powerless because the prohibition laws of this country rob us of our power.
A son’s death and a mother’s love. This is the story of Josh Olt who overdosed on heroin and died at the age of 16. This is the story of the mother he left behind. It is not a story of “moving on,” or “getting over it.” For those of you who have lost someone you love to overdose, you know those things don’t happen. This is, instead, a story of disenfranchised grief, of self-blame, of what-ifs, of should-haves, and how to find a way to let go of that guilt.
Aimee Dunkle, Founder of The Solace Foundation of Orange County and Broken No More board member discussing the importance of nalaxone with Dr. Evan Fewsmith, Director of Pacific Solstice Behavioral Health.
BNM volunteer, Karyn Kerrigan O’Miller, asks Presidential candidate, Tim Ryan, about supporting the pending bill to deregulate buprenorphine prescription to treat opioid addiction.
Dr. Sam Snodgrass, who lived an active opioid addiction for 22 years, holds a Doctorate in Biopsychology, a NIDA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Pharmacology, and is a past Faculty member of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Georgia NPR Radio Interview with Sam Snodgrass, Ph.D., Board Member of Broken No More, about how Fentanyl is changing the Georgia Opioid Crisis.
As we learn more about buprenorphine, a point on which we should all agree is that adequate doses of the medication must be given if we’re serious about cutting overdose deaths. We already know enough about methadone: Doses can be adequate for all patients.
You are invited to a discussion on one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States today–the drug overdose crisis.
Please join The Drug Policy Alliance, and Broken-No-More, for Coercive Treatment – Moving Beyond “For Your Own Good,” a conference and workshop series that will unpack the history and harms of coercion in drug treatment and mental health settings and explore patient- and rights-centered alternatives.