Those who have lost a loved one due to a substance-abuse addiction now have a new resource in the community.
GRASP, or Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing, is a support group aimed at helping individuals cope with the passing of loved one due to substance abuse. This peer-led group was founded in California and, over time, has found its way to other communities.
Broken No More is partnering in Pennsylvania with Pennsylvania Overdose Prevention Action Network (POPAN) and the Drug Policy Alliance to get life-saving Good Samaritan and naloxone access legislation passed. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, please click here now (this will only take you three minutes to complete) to 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.
Every day, 105 people are dying in the United States due to an accidental overdose. This is a tragedy of epic proportions!
In the wake of the tragic loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a great artist, partner, father, brother, and son, I offer the following facts about the neurological disease of addiction.
The overwhelming majority of adults in the western world have passed through experimental stages in their lives where they have dabbled with some kind of brain altering addictive substance, i.e., cigarettes, alcohol, prescriptionpain killers, ADHD medication, anti-anxiety medication, and yes, even marijuana (save the ‘it’s not addictive” arguments for later, please). And the overwhelming majority of these adults will emerge from their experiments unscathed, believing that their free will and good choices are what saved them from becoming addicted.
2013 was a landmark year in unraveling the disastrous war on drugs.
As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.
First Committee Hearing and Testimony for California Overdose Prevention Bill