Christine Stapleton has been a reporter for the Palm Beach Post since 1986. She has covered a variety beats, including a decade as the paper's court reporter and another as data editor. She distinguished herself in her coverage of award-winning reporting on migrant farmworkers, the 2000 President...
This is part of an ongoing series explaining how I did the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will anger some people in recovery, as it requires me to break my anonymity. However, with the opioid epidemic claiming so many lives, I believe it is important for those who love an addict to understand one of the oldest and most commonly used path to recovery.ÂStep 2: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
This is part of an ongoing series explaining how I did the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will anger some people in recovery, as it requires me to break my anonymity. Click here to read why I am doing this. Admitted we are powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable. When I finally got to the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous 18 years ago, I knew I was powerless over alcohol. I had tried everything to control my drinking:No drinking on school nights.
Florida Surgeon General said she has not ruled out declaring a public health emergency for the opioid epidemic. Dr. Celeste Philip said a public health emergency declaration must be linked to an action plan to address the emergency. That, she added, is why the four-stop listening tour she is on with other top agency officials is so important. Hearing how the hardest hit communities are dealing with the crisis will help in creating that plan, she said.