Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Nigella Lawson, the Epidemic of Violence Against Women and Me. **Trigger Warning for Survivors

June 20, 2013


One in three women worldwide is victim of violence, says the World Health Organization today. Recently, we learned that Nigella Lawson was choked publically by her husband. It triggered some memories for me that I’ve worked very hard to make sense of…and I tweeted about it. The response from folks on Twitter was nothing less than […]

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Ten Things I Learned as a Social Worker That Made Me Better at Life #WithAssistByTracyChapman

June 3, 2013


For almost thirteen years, I mostly made a living being a full-time martyr. Man, does that Cross get heavy. Now that I’ve been out for over a decade, the lightning bolt lessons of that time thwack me across the back of the neck most days. The old ones used to warn, “You got a hard […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 27

April 28, 2013



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Could we be approaching an end to the heinous and ineffectual “War on Drugs?”

April 26, 2013


Could we be approaching an end to the heinous and ineffectual “War on Drugs?” Obama administration signals change in focus…from incarceration to treatment. THIS. IS. HUGE. Now, lets decriminalize pot and we will really see dramatic changes.

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Justice is Blind and Distracted

March 9, 2013


April 14, 2011  Justice Isn’t Blind, Just Distracted in One Direction No one cares but me… For those who don’t know, I worked for for almost ten years in different parts of the penal system as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor & Probation Officer & Manager of a Half-way House for Former Offenders.  My favorite […]

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