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Harm Reduction, The Opioid Crisis, and The Miracle Future

Atheists in Recovery

Science & Medicine

Welcome to today’s show!    WHAT WE’LL LEARN   How David’s earliest memories were rooted in sadness & depression and he felt like something was terribly wrong with him David was put on anti-depressants is his early teens but felt “nothing was working” How a Cop was the greatest endorsement for heroin use When at Hazelden, David was told by staff he needed to put his life & will in God’s hands and work the steps of A.A. David, as a devout Atheist, felt this treatment approach was not going to work for him After parents gave David “tough love” and an ultimatum, he went to a halfway house but felt “it was a joke” be/c all he wanted to do was use again David then went on a mission to show his parents that addiction was not a disease and he could stop at will After his friend overdosed and thinking about the permanence of death, David believed this would motivate him to stop using heroin How David found buprenorphine when looking for a reliable, safe source of an opioid to start the healing process What the struggles were with obtaining buprenorphine from doctors in 2008 What’s David’s response to the Opioid Crisis What David thinks the “miracle future” of addiction treatment looks like (hint: it involves science and facts). RESOURCES MENTIONED   The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous DavidTheKick-Twitter davidposes.com For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!   Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.   Subscribe on ITUNES   If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with friends, family, and other professionals by using the social media buttons on this page.  


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