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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.

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…

Teens Are Getting More Depressed But Using Fewer Drugs

By Cory Murphy | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this site   The latest snapshot of mental health and substance abuse among teens and adults tells a mixed story of optimism and opportunities for improvement. While teens are using fewer substances now than in the past, the overall opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing. The data, compiled…

When Opioid Addicts Find an Ally in Blue

By Cory Murphy | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this site BURLINGTON, Vt. — In this college town on the banks of Lake Champlain, Chief Brandon del Pozo has hired a plain-spoken social worker to oversee opioids policy and has begun mapping heroin deaths the way his former commanders in the New York Police Departmenttrack crime. In New York…

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

By Cory Murphy | June 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on this site As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say,…

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