What AA Owes Their Early Atheist

Such were the final concessions to those of little or no faith; this was the great contribution of our atheists and agnostics. They had widened our gateway so that all who suffer might pass through, regardless of their belief or lack of belief. Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of… Read More

Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers– Will They Succeed?

Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers– Will They Succeed? A slew of municipalities and states are getting their day in court. Actions against opioid manufacturers are growing like grapes in Bacchus’ vineyards. These suits wish to make pharmaceutical companies pay for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. The claim is… Read More

Narcan-Resistant Fentanyl Found in Pennsylvania

This year has brought a lot of bad news in the world of drugs and drug addiction. First, it was elephant tranquilizers being found in batches of heroin across the nation. Then, the number of deaths related to Fentanyl shot through the roof. And finally, we had… Read More

PATH and Models in Recovery Event: Strut for Sobriety

Neat event on spreading and strutting the message — models in recovery sponsored by PATH. Strut for Sobriety!’ celebration of recovery. A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) presented the 13th annual “Strut for Sobriety!” celebration of recovery at the Hyatt Aventine La Jolla. Over 350 attendees enjoyed… Read More

The Original Man Behind Bill W.

Rogers Burnham, and a historical accounting of many Vermont influences upon the development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program. These themes are interconnected, beginning when Rogers met Bill “Bill W” Wilson when they were children living a few miles apart in Vermont during many summers, starting around 1910. They became… Read More

Meet Joe: 60 Minutes’ DEA whistleblower

Why has the country’s opioid problem become a national emergency? A high-ranking whistleblower from the DEA explains how the drug industry–and Congress–fueled an epidem “People are dying.” That’s what whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi told 60 Minutes over and over again. “People are dying.”This week, the broadcast airs Bill Whitaker’s interview with… Read More

South Florida Heroin Epidemic

Captain Tony Milan, and battalion commander for City of Miami Fire Rescue, works on an overdose victim in Overtown in November 2016. C.M. Guerrero el Nuevo Herald BY DAVID OVALLE Opioid addicts are overdosing in staggering numbers across Miami-Dade County — and the “hot zone” for the growing epidemic… Read More