Policy Reform


Post contains graphic images.  As many have already reported, the East Liverpool Police Department posted an image (along with their “objective” commentary) of a couple experiencing drug poisoning, reportedly due to heroin use. This likely comes as no surprise to many in Ohio, or any other state and community in […]

What Happened In East Liverpool Is Not Stigma — It ...


It appears more likely than ever that both sides of Congress will soon follow through with a response to America’s addiction crisis. That’s the good news. The other news: While the bill that was approved 407-5 Friday by the U.S. House represents important progress in the federal approach to addiction, […]

Comprehensive Addiction Legislation Falls Short, Lacks Needed Funding




Equity - Hands of different colors
Conversations surrounding race are a reoccurring thing of consequence in most social justice advocacy circles, and have been for some time. Realistically, conversations of race, privilege, and xenophobia have likely been happening since the fear of punishment for such talk was squashed. Fellow recovery and social justice writers have broached […]

Finding Equity in the “R” of Race and Recovery


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Asking any behavioral health professional, perhaps any professional in any field, and you will find quickly that one of the largest obstacles that they strive to overcome is silos. These can be silos of care, silos of information sharing, or silos of silence causing duplicated services and wasted fiscal spending. […]

The Intersection of Reform: Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health