Addict Guide for Parents

It's never convenient to discuss the elephant in the room. Whether it be concern over someones substance use or the need for change it's always uncomfortable. The elephant in the room is that we stigmatize addiction. We stigmatize most all…

Scale of Addiction: A Drug by Drug Comparison

In most ways the “addictiveness” of a substance is highly subjective to the user. There’s no clear answer to the questions which drugs are more addictive than others.  The subject of addiction in general is frequently unclear with room for…

Jen’s Story: Shape of a Woman Pt. II

Jen Elizabeth Part Two of the O.D. Movement's Discussion with Jen Elizabeth author of the new book Shape of a Woman. If you haven’t already heard Part One I strongly encourage you go back and listen to the first half before…

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists. Furthermore, AA has approximately 2 million…

Jeannie Baringer talks Addiction

Jeannie & JJ: The Baringer’s Pt. II

Jeannie & JJ This is the very first episode where I host two guests, Jeannie and JJ, to share their perspectives.  Jeannie is the mother of Erin Baringer and her son Dean died from an overdose. You might remember Erin…