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  • Surgeon General Advisory Warning Issued - Until this past week, it had been 13 years since the last Surgeon General warning. That one had to do with pregnancy and drinking alcohol. The advisory this week encourages those taking opioid prescriptions and friends/family of those who take those prescriptions to carry naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. But will this advisory help? I guess it does raise awareness of […]
  • The Florida Shuffle – Rehab Scams - For years, I have been hearing about all of the fraudulent activity in Florida rehab programs. Many of the sober living homes in parts of Florida were not interested in sobriety but relapse. Treatment programs are high priced even for those who have to repeat the programs that often don’t work. Drug screens are high priced. It is a billion […]
  • Involuntary Commitments to Treatment? - What an interesting concept being considered in New Jersey right now: involuntary commitments for addicts who need to go to treatment but are resistant to enter a program. With 2,221 drug overdose deaths in 2016, New Jersey government leaders are contemplating involuntary placements for addicted people. In the past, substance abuse has not been a qualifying condition for involuntary placements […]
  • Prince, Fentanyl, and The Church - I could write a blog or two every single day about someone somewhere who has accidentally overdosed on opioids because of the alarming rates of accidental overdose deaths (note: these are not suicides but accidental deaths due to taking too much of a drug). On the same day that my¬†blog¬†entitled “Gospel Hope for an Epidemic” was posted on the Biblical […]
  • Happy 10th Anniversary! - March 28, 2008, was a day I will never forget. We started counseling as Truth in Love Ministries (TIL) on that day with Dr. Jeff Young and Dr. Judy Jones co-counseling with me in two cases at Philadelphia Baptist Church on a Friday afternoon. Those two cases changed my life and the lives of many others. Over time, two persons […]