Saturday, June 7, 2014

Letting go of the addiction stigma...even in Martha's Vineyard #addiction #recovery #opiates #heroin

Yes, even in Martha's Vineyard has opiate addiction arrived. No rehabs in site and hospitals overwhelmed. A great opportunity to become educated on recovery, resources and 12 step programs. As we awaken to an epidemic can we begin to seek those who have seen results. We are currently fighting a stigma and realizing there are solutions, that those who suffer cannot be chastised or placed aside, we must live together and have resources within our communities. Addiction cannot be solved with punitive measures and short term solutions are irrational. Just like cancer or diabetes has a continuous attention as well as long term supervision, addiction must be seen as the like.