Jeanette Ballien: The OD Movement

Jeanette Ballien: Emily’s Story Pt. II

Jeanette Ballien joins us in this episode to share her story of strength, perseverance, and hope in dealing with her daughter's heroin addiction. In case you missed part one of this series, where I talk Jeanette's daughter Emily, it is…

What's OD?

What is the OD Movement?

Happy Memorial Day! Keep in mind that today is about remembering and honoring the men and women who have paid the ultimate price while serving our country. God Bless America! ODs Beginnings What is OD Movement? O.D. started in January…

Step Seven of AA: Humility

Step Seven of AA: Humility

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

The Spectrum of Drug Use

The Spectrum of Drug Use

What do you think are the differences between drug use, chemical dependency, and addiction?  Are there differences? What’s your opinion? My take is this: there are significant differences between the three and, when viewed as a whole, they make up the spectrum of drug use.