Joshua Giannini leaves video suicide letters of love

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Note from Anne Moss: I sent an email to my most engaged readers and asked if they wanted to share their story. Diane responded right away and has shared with all of us the final videos from her son. They are a gift. And they are heartbreaking.  Thank you Diane.

We are doing so little in

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Adderall abuse normalized among high achievers

Using stimulants or amphetamines like Adderall or Ritalin, has become commonplace for students that take these in their drive to succeed in high schools and colleges across the US. These stimulants are commonly abused by high school and college students that do not suffer from ADD or ADHD.

From

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Overdose Grief Video

One of the readers here, Gina Hollenweger, posted this video on my Facebook page in response to post about refusing to bury my son’s memory.

None of our sons and daughters are immune to this epidemic.  They touch on so many of the emotions you can expect and it is worth watching. I will make

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10 things I learned at ‘Research to Recovery’

Katharine Hunter, DBHDS; Tom Bannard, COBE

Hosted by COBE and the VA Dept of Behavioral Health (DBHDS), this COBE Substance Use Disorder Conference focused on the science behind the disease. This post is inspired by <a href="http://interventionctr.com/

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Heroin is a filthy rotten liar

Heroin told my son he was invincible and wouldn’t get addicted.

Heroin told Charles it was the answer to his pain, when in fact it made things worse.

Heroin told my son his problems were everyone else’s fault.

Heroin told him just one more hit and then he could stop, but it never

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How heroin talked to Charles

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Charles described to me how heroin “talked” to him. He sort of acted out the conversation. It was riveting and unforgettable.

Once he told me this, I understood what was happening in his head. How seductive it was. How hard it was to escape. How it coaxed him into doing what he didn’t

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