Monthly Archives: August 2013

Marilee Murphy-Odendahl Amazing Speech for International Overdose Awareness Day.

Date: August 26, 2013
Author: Marilee Murphy-Odendahl

My name is Marilee Murphy-Odendahl.  I am the Communications Director for GRASP - Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing.  We have a very active and supportive nation-wide support group with a powerful presence on FB as well as Chapter Groups around the country.  We have at least 3 Chapter group leaders here today and I hope that you will take the time to connect with them if you have not already.
 
Most of all I am the Mother of my son, Ian Murphy-Mitchard.

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Marilee Murphy IOAD Speech

Addiction Treatment Doesn’t Have To Kill

Date: August 17, 2013
Author: Kenneth Anderson
Source: Psychology Today

The recent overdose death of Glee star Cory Monteith after his stint in rehab highlights a fact that is well known to researchers in the addictions field: tolerance for opiates drops severely after a period of abstinence and people who use opiates again after a period of abstinence are at high risk for overdose. During the first two weeks after release from prison, former inmates are at 129 times greater risk of dying from a drug overdose than the general population. And the UNODC tells us that the numbers are much the same for those released from drug rehab programs.

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