Official Website of Cory Murphy


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.

When a loved one is addicted to opiates

By Cory Murphy | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteWe are in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic, with several million people currently addicted to opiates in the United States, including both prescription drugs and heroin. Much discussion has been devoted to the visible tragedy of overdoses, which are killing dozens of people every day. Less attention…

Physicians and opioids: Part of the solution, but challenges ahead

By Cory Murphy | April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteWith more than 200 million prescriptions for opioid medications being written every year, it’s hard to escape the notion that physicians must share some of the blame for creating the opioid epidemic facing the nation. The criticism has come from many quarters. Editorial writers have pointed the finger…

Dem Assemblywoman Proposes Taxpayer-Funded Medical Supervision for Addicts Shooting Heroin

By AWR Hawkins | April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteAmid the epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses ravaging American communities California Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-13) is proposing taxpayer-funded medical oversight of heroin addicts to be sure they do not inject too much of the drug when taking it. Her bill–AB 186–would also provide medical oversight for…

Prescription Opiates lead to Heroin and… Scientology?

By Cory Murphy | April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

We recently had a wonderful conversation with Omar “O” Pinto, the beloved host of The SHAIR Podcast, a popular addiction and recovery podcast with more than 5,000 weekly listeners. Mr. Pinto is a slick one. Generally, when telling our story, we have always omitted any mention of our years working as a Scientology church staff…

Treating pain after opioid addiction: A personal story

By Cory Murphy | April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this siteFollow me on Twitter @Peter_Grinspoon As a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), I am profoundly grateful for my 10 years in recovery from opiate addiction. As detailed in my memoir Free Refills, I fell into an all too common trap for physicians, succumbing to stress…

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