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NASW-NC Member Donald McDonald Featured in the Sampson Independent!

Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Seth Maid
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The Sampson Independent

 

Summit offers look at road to opioid recovery

Every day, reports of overdose deaths fill the news and social media feeds — only proving that opioid pain medications are fueling a nationwide epidemic of unintentional drug overdose deaths.

 

Sampson County is part of that epidemic.

 

In and effort to provide the public with resources available to prevent and treat opioid misuse, the Sampson County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community-wide drug summit this week, inviting those who are part of the fight to share resources about treatment, prevention and deterrence...

 

Donald McDonald, a North Carolina recovery activist, has been clean and sober for 14 years. A strong believer in peer recovery, McDonald now travels across the state helping “smash the obstacles of substance use disorder.”

 

“One day, I found myself sitting in detox with a death wish,” McDonald shared. “Today, I am standing here as a recovery activist. I now have purpose in life and I am happy to be alive.”

 

Read the entire article here!


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