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Why the Salvation Army needs to Cut Ties with Alcoholics Anonymous

How your red kettle donations end up in AA meetings' donation baskets. The Salvation Army Santas are outside WalMart with a red buckets, ringing their bells, and part of that money goes towards drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs which rely on the 12-Step program, Alcoholics Anonymous. NBC's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on … Continue reading Why the Salvation Army needs to Cut Ties with Alcoholics Anonymous

Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency

Originally published on Medium, 11/01/17  by Juliet Abram Thursday, October 26, 2017 was a big deal in terms of confronting America’s opioid epidemic. President Donald J. Trump finally declared there is a public health emergency with the opioid epidemic, although he fell short of calling this a national emergency. Trump said, “We can be the generation that … Continue reading Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency

Can I Just Punch Anxiety in the Face Now?

I used to think re-blogging was lazy, now I think it’s critical. Here’s a blog from my namesake blog.

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Where to begin on the topic of anxiety?  It’s not the same everyday.  Sometimes it’s social and I dread having to talk to anyone face to face, or on the phone coming a very close second, and some days it manifests as literal apathy because why bother to do anything if we’re all going to cease to exist anyway.   Typically, each morning (if it’s before noon) I wake up making a list of my head why today will be a good day.  I try to ignore the thousands of reasons I can come up with why staying in the bed is better.  I love pillows, I love holding them, I love having the bed to myself to stretch in.  (Yes, as much as I love sharing the bed the person I love it doesn’t mean the bed doesn’t serve a…

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Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?

I've neglected this blog; admittedly, somewhat on purpose.  Yes, that's a lame cop-out statement but the "somewhat" applies to the 8 months or so I was slinging sandwiches in a MTO* kitchen inside one of those fabulous gas stations known for their high-end cuisine.  It's critical to mention this was the most poorly operated kitchen … Continue reading Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?