Treatment can save lives.
Drug court can get people out of the system.
But, just heartbreaking.
So many overdoses, so many lives lost so young. So many people in pain, so hard to find comfort and relief.
We need to do so much better with pain and medical care in our country.
We need to do so much better with access to care and advocates for those who need help.
I think we also need to get beyond AA/NA and the twelve steps. It works fine for some but fails many people.
I know so many people in recovery especially in the poetry community.
People who use and abuse deserve respect and care. They deserve access to quality healthcare. They deserve a safe place to live. They deserve a chance for a second life.
Excellent and powerful 39 minute documentary on Netflix.
I’m really happy there are more chances for excellent documentaries to be made and seen in the era of streaming media. It matters.