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Cory Murphy is an award-winning scholar who left his hometown at the age of 20 to escape heroin addiction. After spending the first few years living on food stamps, he went back to college in his new home and traveled the world. It wasn't until he was awarded his university's highest award that he ever disclosed his past struggle with opioid addiction.

Now an aspiring author and engineer at a world leader in jet engine manufacturing, and with more than a decade of being drug-free under his belt, he has launched this site and began writing to share the story of his recovery to give hope to those whose loved ones are currently fighting addiction and to inspire anyone battling addiction to never stop searching for help.

Surprise! We’ve Moved to Baltimore!

By Cory Murphy | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not surprised? We wanted to let you know why we hadn’t posted in a while and the truth of the matter was this- we’ve recently finished our fancy leadership training program at our employer and have taken a new, bigger, role within the company up north. This role comes with increased responsibility and involvement, but…

$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say

By Cory Murphy | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — The Senate leadership’s efforts to salvage the Republican health care bill have focused in part on adding $45 billion for states to spend on opioid addiction treatment. That is a big pot of money. But addiction specialists said it was drastically short of what would…

Working on addiction in the workplace

By Cory Murphy | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteWhen unaddressed, alcohol and other drug use disorders in the workplace are costly and dangerous for organizations, as well as individuals. There are many good examples of successful programs and resources available that can help, and with over 22 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and other…

What is addiction?

By Cory Murphy | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteFollow me on Twitter @howard_shaffer Many people consider addiction to be a problem of personal weakness, initiated for self-gratification and continued because of an unwillingness or lack of sufficient willpower to stop. However, within the medical and scientific communities, the notion that pleasure-seeking exclusively drives addiction has fallen…

As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed

By Cory Murphy | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Weeks before the presidential election, at a packed rally in New Hampshire, Donald J. Trump recounted the story of a young woman and her boyfriend who had fatally overdosed within a year of each other. He promised not just a border wall to keep drugs…

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