UPDATE: Mark pulled the video. Hopefully it’s only temporary.
My job allows me to meet some really wonderful people. Sadly, I meet some of them under really terrible circumstances. Mark Rudolph is one of those people. He lost his son to opiate addiction 5 years ago and has chosen to make meaning of it by educating others about opiate addiction in the “safe” suburbs and supporting families dealing with addiction.
I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work.
Views expressed here are my own.
Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time.
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4 thoughts on “Mark and Ryan’s story”
Wow, so powerful.
and I deal with this every day!
I’m a recovering addict and publisher of The 12 Step Gazette out of Philly. As much as I deal with od’s (a lot) this video got to me (the phone call – the caller was a human and you could here his remorse – we don’t want to die and we don’t want anybody around us too either…we just can’t stop – we’re powerless – surrender is the only way out
I can’t view it, it says it’s a private video.
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