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About bomij

60something artifact from the 60s. Hippy. Conscientious Objector. Have more in common with Vets than those who marched with me to protest. My fellow protesters stopped marching. The Vets march now. Have spent nearly 40 years in the trenches as an addiction counselor. Stay current with the new research and methods. Have always worked with folks who have no money or insurance left when they decide to get help. Haven't had a raise in 20 years. Makes me think that counseling is not valued as a change tool for addiction. Peace!

Lessons From Vernon Johnson’s Feeling Chart

Today, I am loosely following concepts incorporated in a Vernon Johnson “Feeling Chart” chalk talk, heard at the Rutgers School for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies in 1979. I am grateful to him, for his work in the field of … Continue reading

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How much is a life worth? 07152014

Kentucky’s General Assembly had a bill before it to allow police officers to carry Narcan, since they are often the first responders to emergency situations in Counties without paid fire and rescue workers. The cost per dose of Narcan is … Continue reading

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God is watching US…& I think She’s angry. 07092014

Several years ago, the President of Mexico characterized the US as “that big addict” up North. As hard as that was for us to hear, it is an accurate portrayal of the US role in illegal drug commerce issues facing … Continue reading

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Undopedcut: today, Grok the un-Like-able, 07042014

Pity the child coming of age in a Facebook’d family setting. S/he will be taught to “like” all sorts of things. Recently, my daughters each suffered an insult to her health, and a host of friends and well-wishers “liked” that. … Continue reading

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Undoped Cut: prescription for drug sanity

Well, this is the last installment of suggestions for improving the sanity of our drug handling in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Someone told me that this could never fly–not because in would be too dangerous or expensive–it’s no more dangerous … Continue reading

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Prescription for Drug Sanity, continued, Part 3

This is the third installment of observations and recommendations that arose from studying the deadly results of the drug related death epidemic directly from the report card: autopsy results. Some will say that making drugs more available to persons 21 … Continue reading

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Prescription for Drug Sanity, Part 2, 060614

To continue from last week… It is imperative that we change our orientation to prescription or other drugs—stop thinking of them as parts of our environment/culture managed by anyone but ourselves. We already view ‘pets’ in this way. If I … Continue reading

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