Overcoming Professional Obstacles Caused by Addiction - My Story January 10, 2020 I spent 2000 through 2003 in law school. I forced myself to understand every word, concept, and argument in each case. I obsessed over legal theories and the “why” behind everything. I loved every second of it. In
A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ME Overcoming obstacles so I can help others December 27, 2019 Winning this award has been surreal. I submitted my application while anticipating nothing in the way of actually being awarded the scholarship, with the idea that if I was to be awarded that it
Who Is At The Table? December 20, 2019 In our September guest blog, An Opportunity to Explore the Intersections of Hispanic and Recovery Communities, written by Dr. Kristine De Jesus and Angelo Lagares for Hispanic Heritage month, they stated, “There is an opportunity to reduce health disparities, improve quality of
Mariel S. Hufnagel: Written Testimony, FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session For Immediate Release New Jersey Department of Human Services FY 2020-2021 Budget Listening Session (December 4, 2019) Mariel S. Hufnagel : Written Testimony Good morning Commissioner Johnson, and esteemed panel. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this listening session, and
Prisons' Refusal To Medically Treat Opioid Addiction May Be a Human Rights Violation December 13, 2019 Although there is still some debate within the larger addiction treatment community over the use of methadone and buprenorphine maintenance as treatment for opioid use disorder, the medical community is pretty much settled.
Dealing With Toxic Relationships During the Holidays December 6, 2019 It’s that time of year again. The time of year when it becomes impossible to deny that the holidays are approaching. Streetlights and storefronts twinkle with lights and other festive regalia. Social media feeds are clogged with holiday-themed memes and end-of-year challenges.
I SHOWED UP and Slowly, I Got Better November 29, 2019 October 8, 2018, was not a good day. After choosing to start drinking again after five plus years of continuous sobriety, after countless attempts to remain sober over the course of several years, after two failed suicide attempts that I