Tag: opioid epidemic

International Overdose Awareness Day

I realize that I have written about opioid abuse recently, but on August 31st we need to remember all who have died and keep in mind that if we ignore this problem, we too can become statistics.   Overdoses from illicit and prescription drugs are on the rise in...

Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act

  My mother died of an opioid overdose in June, 2011. We will never know for certain whether she did it on purpose, or if she simply misjudged. All I know for sure is that she is dead.     I myself suffered from addiction to opioids from early...