"Quiero que la gente sepa que deben crearse la confianza en sí mismos, en que pueden lograrlo."
"Everyday gets better. If you put in the work, it’s worth it in recovery."
"The system has made it difficult to prescribe narcotics in a way that encourages abuse, but it has also made it so cumbersome to prescribe narcotics to those who really need them and now many providers simply no longer do it."
"All it took was for me to be going through a rough time and to have heroin in my face that I started experimenting with it."
"This program failed those it was intended to help, the patients."
"I was so far down in addiction, as soon as I left the police station, I called in another prescription. I had never been in trouble with the law."
I did not abuse my meds and did what the doctors asked me to do when they asked me to do it.
"I proposed funding for Narcan in our schools and training on how to use it, and everyone voted for it; that was really powerful for me."
"It's heartbreaking to think how many parents are out there who've told nobody and don't know where to turn."
"The people who helped me in treatment told me things could happen beyond my wildest dreams, and they were right."