Addressing the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

ATTC MESSENGER (09/2015) – by Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy: September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and during this month, we celebrate the stories of people in recovery. Speaking about one’s recovery journey helps erase the shame and stigma that often attach to individuals with substance use disorders. Like myself, Gene (whose story is below) is one of millions of Americans in recovery, and I am grateful to him for sharing his story. Gene’s recovery is especially instructive in the midst of the Nation’s opioid crisis because it illustrates that recovery from opioid use disorders is possible. Read more

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