The simple fact that I’ve found an effective treatment allowing me to live an active life with significant disability is obscured by the controversy, fear, stigma and caution that surround opioid prescribing.
Posted on Aug 13th, 2014 in addiction
, Jesus Christ
, parable of the lost sheep
, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
, prodigal son
, Robin Williams
We spend a lot of time and effort in our culture to encourage our kids to find their talents and hone them. This time of year, I’m beginning to piece together the after-school schedule, figuring out how I can get one child from point A to point B and pick up another child from school, [Read More...]
Posted on Feb 11th, 2014 in addiction
, chronic pain
, Philip Seymour Hoffman
, prescription drug abuse
, prescription painkillers
The same medication that I take every day, in doses that would leave most of you passed out cold or hospitalized or dead, directly led to Hoffman being discovered in his apartment with a needle in his arm.
I recently reviewed Heather Kopp’s memoir, Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk for the Englewood Review of Books. My review begins: In a recent interview, popular blogger, author, and recovering alcoholic and bulimic Glennon...