He cycled through 42 treatment programs for his opioid addiction. His life was saved with emergency doses of naloxone on several occasions.
But Mark survived it all. And now, he’s living a healthy life filled with love. He's deeply involved in the recovery community, hosting support meetings in his neighborhood that draw close to 100 people every week. They run a food pantry, do outreach services, and support others who are dealing with addiction, just like they have.
Mark is living proof: Recovery is possible for everyone. Watch the video below to hear more about Mark's story.
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So many things unite us, including our perception of drug addiction and substance use disorders (SUD). Those are topics we don’t talk much about.
Addiction is so hard for everyone, no matter where you live, but perhaps for those of us who speak a foreign language, there is an element of insecurity and a culture barrier.