A headshot of Dr Cynthia English, a woman with long dark hair wearing a white doctor's coat

Women are disproportionately impacted by exposure to opioids. When it comes to common women's health procedures, there are pain management alternatives.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

Federal and state governments need to double down on what we know works and what needs to be tested.

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By
Karen Anginoli

This will be my fourth Mother’s Day without my son, Jason. I often reflect on the past at this time of year.

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By
Colleen Michaelis

Realizing this is heartbreaking, and no one knows that reality more than a mom who has lost a child to substance use disorder.

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By
Connie Koch

Lyndsey felt ashamed, judged, and trapped by the stigma surrounding addiction for 9 long years—and so did we.

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By
Anne Emerson

Without my recovery, I wouldn’t have been able to be there for my mom when she was sick and needed me. 

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By
Lorri Detrick

Awareness is important. But compassionately sounding the alarm when someone needs help is a critical next step.

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By
Jess Keefe

Most substance use disorder research focused on men until the 1990s, and many treatment programs today still prioritize men's needs. That's got to change.

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By
Gary Mendell, founder and CEO

President Biden and I have something big in common: We’re both fathers who’ve coped with a son’s addiction.

Here's What is in Congress' Final Opioid Package
By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

After much debate and public attention, we still need to eliminate the waiver requirement for prescribing lifesaving addiction medication.

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By
Kari Rummel

For me, Valentine’s Day is about so much more than candy hearts and silly cards. This day gives me the opportunity to celebrate someone who is always celebrating me: My loving husband, Mike. 

The author and her brother

Tony always searched for his purpose. Now I know that purpose lives on in me.

A family photo of the author and her siblings: A teenaged girl holding a baby, and a young man next to her, all seated on a couch
By
Rabiah Coon

I once read that forgiveness is “giving up the hope that the past could be different.”

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By
Andrea Miller

Stigma is a powerful enemy. But we have something much more powerful. That's love.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

This could be a big opportunity to get more science-based treatment and prevention programs into our communities—and to save countless lives.