Kentucky in Crisis: A Mother’s Perspective
Another week, another story of mothers losing their children. These stories break my heart. The Louisville, Kentucky area has been under siege with a string of overdoses over the past week – 151 reported overdoses to be exact. CNN reported the tragedy as it unfolded throughout the week with seemingly no end.
How can this continue to happen?
The media has extensively covered the opioid epidemic. We know that heroin and prescription drugs are killing an entire generation. We know that the DEA is monitoring and limiting the number of opioid prescriptions written for patients. The United States Surgeon General even released his first-ever report on substance abuse and mental health in November 2016.
It pains me to think of the agony and suffering these families are going through. I’m very open about my son’s addiction and the heartache we endured for a decade. We cycled through numerous treatment centers, different attempts at getting sober, and even a period of time when he was hospitalized due to his addiction. I can empathize with these families on a deep level because I’ve been through the same dark days.
My hope is that we as a nation will be able to change how we address addiction and treat the root problem. As a mother, I want to share how our team at Infinite Recovery is addressing the trauma piece of heroin and opioid addiction. We’ve cracked the code on this very specific addiction, especially in young adults, by addressing the regulation of emotions through trauma-based clinical programming and EMDR therapies. Some treatment centers simply identify the presence of trauma – Infinite Recovery helps each person work through it. Had Michael received the high level of care Infinite Recovery offers during his active addiction, we may have stopped that vicious cycle sooner. I’m so passionate about this because I’ve seen my son literally brought back to life, and I know the same is possible for families across the country.
– Gail Zorne, mother of Infinite Recovery Founder and Chairman Michael Dadashi
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