The Center of Addiction Recovery Cannot Hold

The Center of Addiction Recovery Cannot Hold

The center of addiction recovery is broken. We have been losing too many, too fast, for way too long. At Workit we call these friends and family members the Lost, and we have grown tired of watching them die by the hundreds in our worlds. We have come to believe that there is a better way and that we are responsible for designing it together.

Addiction and Suicide: Take a Minute, Save a Life

Addiction and Suicide: Take a Minute, Save a Life

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Understand That Addiction and Suicide Are Undeniably Linked. You can, of course, commit suicide without drinking or using drugs. But suicide is a leading cause of death among people with substance use disorders, and alcohol is present in 30 to 40% of suicide attempts. Statistics say over half of all suicides are associated with alcohol and drug use, and 25% of those struggling from substance use disorder commit suicide. This is especially ominous in the midst of the opioid crisis, when the potency of fentanyl is that of a loaded gun, and a bad day puts death quite literally at your fingertips. We don’t know how many opiate overdose deaths are actually suicides.

Michigan And The Opioid Crisis: The Scope Of An Epidemic

Michigan And The Opioid Crisis: The Scope Of An Epidemic

Everywhere you look, news stories and headlines announce the latest scandals: pill mills, doctors over-prescribing pain meds, parents overdosing with their children in their car, even veterinarians having to monitor pets’ owners for abuse of pain medication. It’s hard to wrap your head around the scope of it all. And Michigan, like every state, has been hit hard by the epidemic.

What Is Recovery?

What Is Recovery?

Recovery is making it through a three day weekend, maybe not changing your clothes or maybe being more present than you’ve been in 5 years, but making it through that weekend, dammit. Recovery is using your level of road rage as a spiritual barometer. Recovery is suiting up and showing up unless suiting up and showing up for yourself tonite looks like watching Netflix with your pets in your pajamas. Recovery is giving up trying to be cool, and realizing that makes you cooler than you ever were.