Discrimination Even in Death

Discrimination Even in Death

When there is a death we mourn the passing, we share our grief and take solace from the comfort offered by others.  However, when addiction is involved the situation changes.  “Oh well, it’s just another dead junkie!”  “One less on our streets!” “No waste there!”...

Addiction is a Killer

This month we heard the dreadfully sad news of another celebrity death to addiction.  Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room from a heroin and cocaine overdose.  Twitter and Facebook feeds lamented the loss of the Glee star, how would his absence be explained...
Who are we to judge?

Who are we to judge?

He who casts the first stone…. and all that.  Those of you who’ve read this blog before will know how frustrated I get about stigma and discrimination regarding addicts, alcoholics, addiction, actually I hate Discrimination against anyone, but vulnerable people...
Highlighting the risks of addiction and co-dependency

Highlighting the risks of addiction and co-dependency

My message this week is simple. I’ve seen too many people die from addiction. So why collude, cover up and lie for someone who is an addict, alcoholic or serial gambler? Your co-dependent actions will not help anyone. Yesterday, I saw a young man (let’s call him...