Women are disproportionately impacted by exposure to opioids. When it comes to common women's health procedures, there are pain management alternatives.
Federal and state governments need to double down on what we know works and what needs to be tested.
This will be my fourth Mother’s Day without my son, Jason. I often reflect on the past at this time of year.
Realizing this is heartbreaking, and no one knows that reality more than a mom who has lost a child to substance use disorder.
Lyndsey felt ashamed, judged, and trapped by the stigma surrounding addiction for 9 long years—and so did we.
Without my recovery, I wouldn’t have been able to be there for my mom when she was sick and needed me.
Awareness is important. But compassionately sounding the alarm when someone needs help is a critical next step.
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.
President Biden and I have something big in common: We’re both fathers who’ve coped with a son’s addiction.
After much debate and public attention, we still need to eliminate the waiver requirement for prescribing lifesaving addiction medication.
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.
Tony always searched for his purpose. Now I know that purpose lives on in me.
I once read that forgiveness is “giving up the hope that the past could be different.”
Stigma is a powerful enemy. But we have something much more powerful. That's love.