How far is the closest rehab? Is it more than a mile? Three miles? Five? If so, you may live in an addiction treatment desert. And your chances of getting sober — and staying sober — are much less than average. Much much less.
Sometimes a last resort is really a last resort. An all or nothing proposition that either saves you or allows you to be broken. That’s what the Psychedelic 12 Step was for Dmitri M. Then again, when you spend 20 years addicted to heroin and you’ve just lost your significant other, a last resort is pretty much all you’re looking for — and all you need.
To call Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek the Mother of Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) is no exaggeration. The physician/scientist, who died March 27 at the age of 84, was not only a core part of the team who helped make the process safe, but she “conducted landmark studies that led to the establishment of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction.”
Hard to say what’s worse about this armored car robbery story — the ugly cliches or the bitter truths. It is easy however to say what’s best about it all — the very happy ending. If you want a real Feel Good Addiction Story, you’ve got one. Enjoy!
Back in 2014, overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl shot up like one of Elon Musk’s rockets. They’ve been hovering up there in space ever since.