The gift of a sober Christmas

By Sonja Isger. The Palm Beach Post. Posted Dec 24, 2019  Niki Tartal once lived on the streets of Palm Beach County, hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol. The Lake Worth Beach mom shares how her Christmas miracle unfolded, one step at time. Niki Tartal’s Christmas story begins with Christmas past. One in which the twentysomething was sleeping … Continue reading The gift of a sober Christmas

With dozens of kids orphaned by opioid crisis, this Maryland county has new outlook on trauma services

By PHIL DAVIS BALTIMORE SUN |DEC 02, 2019  Growing up in a Cecil County trailer park, Ray Lynn has been shaped by tragedy. Lynn went from seeing drug addiction firsthand in his neighborhood as a child to tackling the problem as a police officer decades later. “I can name you friends that are dead because of it," … Continue reading With dozens of kids orphaned by opioid crisis, this Maryland county has new outlook on trauma services

The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year

October 24, 20194:25 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/24/773148861/calculating-the-real-costs-of-the-opioid-epidemic SELENA SIMMONS-DUFFIN - NPR There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it. Thousands of cities and counties are suing drugmakers and distributors in federal court. One tentative dollar amount floated earlier this week to … Continue reading The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just One Year