Maia Szalavitz on Safe Recovery- Blog Talk Radio and The New York Times op ed

Listen to our most recent show with Journalist Maia Szalavitz and NYT Best selling author  UNBROKEN BRAIN – on substance use issues. Opioid Drug Problems.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery/2018/09/11/maia-szalavitz-author-of-unbroken-brain-journalist-

The New York TImes op ed piece is so fantastic. This piece is exploring other options like SMART Recovery, MAT and just going back to your Native culture. Maia needs to be on CNN Anderson Cooper and MSNBC !

By Maia Szalavitz

Photographs by Ryan Christopher Jones

Fortunately, this is not the whole story. Around two million Americans are addicted to opioids. Yet many more have overcome their opioid problems. A large national population study found that almost all of those who once met criteria for prescription opioid-use disorder achieved remission during their lifetimes — and half of those recovered within five years. Although heroin and street fentanyl are more dangerous, most of those who avoid fatal overdoses recover from addiction.

To improve the odds, we need to recognize and champion recovery — and the wide variety of forms it can take. In media and pop culture, when recovering people are seen at all, one type usually appears: someone who goes to rehab and then abstains from all drugs by relying on 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous.

In fact, other recovery journeys are more common. For example, nearly half of those with prescription opioid addiction are able to recover without formal treatment or self-help participation.  Read full story here.

Addiction Doesn’t Always Last a Lifetime

In fact, most people recover, often on their own. Here are some of their stories.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/opinion/addiction-recovery-survivors.html

Were you 13 th Stepped ( Sexually Harassed ) raped or assaulted by an Alcoholics Anonymous or NA member?

We are dealing with a situation here in California where  a woman was raped by an AA man over three years ago.

He was convicted of four counts of felony rape. But he is still walking around as a free man 2 months later. The Sentencing has been delayed again and again.He fired his Lawyer the day of his sentencing as well.

We are looking for any other persons who were raped – went to the police – got a conviction- etc. Also if you were raped and need help please contact me. @makeaasafer@gmail.com or here.

We are going all out with the Media. Please contact me here if you have any suggestions of persons you think may help the victim.

Facts :

CASE # INF1600703-  call 760-393-2617

The rape occurred November 2014.

Samantha Paxio is the DA/ District Attorney defending the Victim – Jane Doe.

The judge gave him 60 more days. They will be back in court May 23, 2018 .

We hear Detective Benstead did a kickass job with this case. Thank you Detective!