Linda Davis recently retired from the 41B District Court to oversee the organization she founded 11 years ago, Families Against Narcotics. Judge Davis founded FAN after her own daughter confessed to struggling with heroin addiction, and she found resources in the community lacking for family support. We caught up with Judge Davis to ask about her experience educating communities about addiction.
Workit Health offers innovative online addiction care, including medication like buprenorphine, after a single in-person visit to our Bay Area, California location. We recently caught up with Nurse Practitioner Dorothy Moore, a member of the Workit Health team providing care in Contra Costa County and beyond.
I caught up with Tracey Helton Mitchell, recovering heroin addict and author of The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin, to talk about her work in harm reduction, her book, and how she stays sober today.
Dr. Valerie Mason-John is the co-founder of 8 Step Recovery and one of the leaders in the secular recovery movement. I tracked her down to ask about her history and her own recovery, as well as the movement she's creating.
Amy Dresner's memoir 'My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean' is the addiction memoir everyone's talking about. In My Fair Junkie, Amy recounts the grim places addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sex took her. I snagged some of Amy's time to ask her a few questions about the small victories she celebrates today at 5 years sober, how her family feels about the memoir, and more.
I’m always thinking of quitting drugs. Because I did it, 8 years ago. And because now I’m Workit’s Community Lead, and I’m making sure all our content is speaking to our community: those looking to quit drugs, those not ready to quit just yet, and those already in recovery from drug addiction.
Austin Cooper, 29, of Orlando, Florida, is on a mission to help recovering alcoholics and addicts by spreading positive messages to those who need to hear it most as widely as he can. His social media movement, Sober Evolution, is saturated with motivational quotes and ripe with discussions among those in the recovery community who want to support one another. Right now, he’s gearing up to travel from city to city while documenting stories of those who have achieved success after overcoming problems with alcoholism and addiction. On his rise from rock bottom, he has tried to pay it forward by giving back what was so freely given to him to anyone with access to the Internet and a desire to get clean.