Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Families — Workshop by Dr. Dennis Daley

October 22, 2015

“You’re Not Alone: A Workshop for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and Addiction” was presented by Dr. Dennis Daley and his colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  It was intended to support and help families deal with the havoc addiction causes families. Check out the full presentation here ~>  Impact of SUDs on …..

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US Attorney’s Working Group on Drug And Alcohol Addiction Final Report and Recommendations

July 17, 2015

Opioid related overdoses have become a national epidemic and a major health crisis.  In Western Pennsylvania, this crisis touches every city, suburb and small town, stealing lives and devastating families. This problem demands a 360 degree solution… Check out the full report here ~> US Attorney’s Working Group on Addiction Final Report  

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At The White House, Learning How Not To Talk About Addiction

December 27, 2013

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the U.S office of National Drug Control Policy. (The Canadian Press/Pawel Dwulit Via AP) We don’t refer to someone who has anorexia or bulimia as having a “food abuse” problem. We say they have an eating disorder. So why do we refer to someone who is addicted to alcohol or pain …..

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Reflections On My Son’s Addiction [Financial Co-Dependency]

September 18, 2013

Why do we as families feel a compulsion to pay the bills/debts of our addicted family members, often at great personal sacrifice and with little to no gratitude from the beneficiary? Why is it that once everything is paid and current, that the defaults recur, and we are confronted with the identical circumstances again….and again…..and …..

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Reflections On My Son’s Addiction [Tribute To The Lost]

September 18, 2013

(In memory of those addicts whose premature deaths have saddened all of us) To our children who fell victim to the allure of escape from reality through the use of substances, we are truly sorry. We’re sorry that you inherited a world from which you believed an escape was needed. We’re sorry that we couldn’t …..

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Reflections On My Son’s Addiction [In Memoriam]

September 18, 2013

(Upon the overdose death of an addict we loved) You will remain anonymous in this tribute, but ONLY in this tribute. Your family, friends, customers, and fellow addicts know who you were and will never forget you. I am sure you had no idea how many people loved you, cared about you, were concerned about …..

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