Mom, Your Pain Has Become My Own

By an anonymous child of an addict   I love you But you were terrible And I fear sometimes that I’ll become a worse version of you I hate the fact that you tore our family apart   What I learned from you Well, I learned how to pretend Learned how to keep...

Kristina Flores Scholarship Awarded to Leonardo Acosta

True North Recovery Services has awarded the $1,000 Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship to Leonardo Acosta, a senior at Annapolis Senior High School in Annapolis, MD. Mr. Acosta’s determination and perseverance through his voice and his community...

Treating the Trauma: The Aftermath of Camp Fire 2018

This is what the most destructive wildfire in California history looks like. Spanning an area of nearly 240 square miles, the Camp Fire did $16.5 billion of damage in the 17 days it ravaged Butte County. Worse still is the human impact of a disaster visible from...

The Opioid Crisis and Organ Donation

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a study of 52 areas in 45 US states showed that overdoses from opioids increased 30 percent between July 2016 and September 2017. In the Midwest, it’s more like 70 percent. That’s a staggering...