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It’s arguably the worst drug crisis in American history. On average, 115 Americans are dying from opioid overdoses every day. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and the number of prescription opioids sold to hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies practically […]

Holiday gathering opening wine

Family can undoubtedly be amazing, selfless, and the support you need most. But, they can also be dysfunctional, petty, prone to arguing and lack understanding of you or your choices. Even if you’re in recovery, some family members may hold your past drug or alcohol abuse against you, or may harbor unresolved anger and resentment […]

By Jim Woods On the surface, it appears the US economy is doing well, with an unemployment rate around 4 percent.1 But with the opioid crisis affecting more and more Americans from all walks of life, it was only a matter of time before we saw it cause large-scale changes in the world of employment. […]

Okay, so let’s just be clear about this from the start: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never made anything. When they asked Michelangelo how he sculpted “David,” the famed artist answered with a shrug, “I simply chipped away the pieces that didn’t belong.” Anyone who wants to turn their life into a […]

By Sam Knight, Director of Community Engagement at Detox Local Throughout the country, average citizens and government figures alike are taking notice of the ever-growing opioid epidemic. After the New York Times published a study several months ago stating that overdose deaths rose nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, many people are beginning to […]

Downtown Memphis at dusk

Tucked along the Mississippi River on the western edge of Tennessee, Memphis has a rich cultural history with deep roots in music, American literature and the fine arts. Since it was founded in 1819, Memphis has been the hometown of award-winning actors, Nobel laureates, renowned athletes, politicians and prominent figures in American history. As such, […]