Earlier today I received an e-mail and link from a colleague that simply read, “Take a look. Sad.” Jeffrey’s journey: An addict’s trail from street to cell I am so very grateful to my colleague for sharing this article. I consider this one of the few well-written ‘attempts to be honest without looking for cheap … Continue reading City of (In)tolerance
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (…and landed in San Francisco)
London Breed shouted down at (a) meeting over proposed Embarcadero Navigation Center It is possible by now that you have seen this article from the SF Chronicle, so I wanted to share a few thoughts about the current state of our city - San Francisco. I am torn about what to think, but not surprised. … Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (…and landed in San Francisco)
Acute Care and Co-morbidity
Acute secondary care settings provide intensive short-term care but also offer a complex environment and a range of challenges for the healthcare staff working in them (Giandinoto & Edward, 2014; SAMHSA, 2005). These challenges are only exacerbated when patients present with comorbid conditions such as substance abuse and mental illness. The acute care facility is … Continue reading Acute Care and Co-morbidity
(More on) The Coming Storm…
I was at a meeting last night and talking with one of my mentors after we were done. The guest speaker was referencing the number of extended family members he has lost to substance abuse and chemical addiction. As this has been a recurring theme in my studies, I spoke to my friend and … Continue reading (More on) The Coming Storm…
When a Writer Writes…
When a writer writes, what is produced is not wholly subject to the perceived presence of the muse, nor whether there is a physical or emotional urge to sit and do it, however, it does depend largely on the level of self-discipline with which we approach our craft. For many, it is the regimented … Continue reading When a Writer Writes…
Change or Die!
"The competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose, or if you want to win, you can change." Thurow There are two possible pathways available to all of us - and only two pathways at some stage of everybody's life; to adapt to the situation and circumstances, or to remove your self in one way … Continue reading Change or Die!
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton