These 3 Truths Will Help You Help Others

These 3 Truths Will Help You Help Others

One of the most important truths I have learned from the last 25 years of working with people is this: We cannot change other people unless they want to change. It’s important that we remember this truth because helping people with complex problems is in itself...

Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim – Even You

I lay for three hours on a hospital bed with pain from kidney stones. The first shot of morphine had little impact; the second got me to a much better place. This took place a few years ago. Now, I read this: “Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic...

Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain

A beautiful young woman gets the job of her dreams. A major airline notifies Rhonda she has been accepted as a flight attendant, and she goes out to celebrate, as anyone would do upon getting her dream job. The dream turned into a nightmare on that evening in 1987. A...

Teenage Deaths from Drug Overdose on the Rise

The number of U.S. teens dying from drug overdose is on the rise, according to a report released in mid-August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 1999 to 2007, the CDC tracked a steady and significant increase in drug-related deaths of U.S....