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Aug 26, 2015 - 17 comments

My boss asked if I would be willing to do an interview for the local news about the increase in heroin deaths....so I did it.

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Heroin-related-deaths-in-US-nearly-quadruple-312747861.html

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by jugglin, Aug 26, 2015
Very good story and you did a great job!  Good to see you on and still helping others. God bless you E!

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by ActingBrandNew, Aug 26, 2015
Thanks @jugglin, it was brief but Im glad I was able to be a part of it. I love my job...helps keep me clean. God bless you too! Glad to see you still here :)

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by 10356, Aug 26, 2015
You did a Great job ABN !

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by hrsepwrguy, Aug 26, 2015
Looking good ABN, keep up the good work !!!!!!!

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by ActingBrandNew, Aug 26, 2015
Thanks Lesa :0)

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by ActingBrandNew, Aug 26, 2015
Thanks hrsepwrguy!

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by meegWpaw, Aug 26, 2015
cool, you rocked!



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by dominosarah, Aug 26, 2015
You did a great job ABN!!  Kudo's to Aspire for bringing this to everyone's attention.  The more people get educated on the reality of drug addiction the better chances those who are struggling will be able to find their way~

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by toothfairie, Aug 26, 2015
Good job Evan!  Looking good on TV too!  ha!  :)  

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by Sarah1949, Aug 27, 2015
Well done!

I just don't see how people are making the connection between prescription pain meds and heroin use. It's a totally slippery slope argument and one I believe to be perpetuated, if not invented, by big pharm in order to get people on their new meds. They always say their new drugs are not addictive but look at what something like Enbrel does to your liver. Sure, you can always find someone who moves from Oxy to heoin but I believe those are people with addictive personalities in the first place.

Sorry, but this is my new pet peeve.

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by ActingBrandNew, Aug 27, 2015
Thanks @Meegy, Sarah, and Toothy



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by EvolverU, Aug 28, 2015
Despite the grim content, it made me happy to watch this. I have True respect for you & what you've done. As an ex-IV'er, I've always had a certain fellow-feeling with you. It's inspiring to see how you've turned your past on it's head. I hope your new career rewards you for a long time -- you have a gift, E & it's good to see you sharing it.

We're in big trouble in this country. Kids are turning to dope in droves. One practical reason is because it's cheaper (& stronger/more euphoric) than the oxys/hydros they're used to. This phenomenon wasn't created by the media or big Pharma. It's been going on since the inundation of cheap heroin hit our streets in the '90's. The over-prescription of pain meds hasn't helped either. I've heard the same story from addicts over & over -- even cases where they chose Subs or M'done as a DOC because it was cheaper than their current pills. .

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by ActingBrandNew, Aug 30, 2015
Thanks Annie, the feelings have been mutual! Always love seeing you on here!

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by VICourageous, Aug 30, 2015
AWESOME!!!!
I am so proud of you!!!!
When I sent you that note, I mentioned that your Life must be going great. How about that!!
I still miss you, but I know you have been living a new clean life and a busy one at that.
There are a lot of us that just come & go on this site these days.
I knew you had it in you and I just know you are a very SMART & CARING Man. You were always full of great info when you posted on here. I do miss that!
I will go and check this out. Right now we have a storm for the first time this summer. (which is unusual because it rains off & on all summer) It has been a dry one full of fires all over MT, ID, WA and such. SO my internet service is coming and going. I tried to post this over a hour ago..Ha!
Hugs to YOU my Friend! Keep up the awesome work!
Bless
Vickie


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by clean_in_ks, Sep 02, 2015
Thank you for sharing this with us, Evan!!  Just "busting my buttons" proud of you!!!  You look MAJORLY handsome!!
"Shedding some light".....that's what you do best♥

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by atthebeach, Sep 05, 2015
Good for you Evan. That was wonderful.
You are an inspiration.
You are truly acting brand new.
Old things have passed away, behold all things are becoming new.
I am very proud of you.
You look very handsome and so squeaky clean.
Much love,
Debbie

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by ActingBrandNew, Sep 05, 2015
Thanks Debbie! All glory be to God who has and continues to bless me. I feel so blessed to be able to work in this field. A guy I was in prison with 10 years ago saw me in the news and came to the facility seeking treatment. I was able to work something out with my boss and he will be able to get treatment even though he has no money. God is SOOOO good! Thank you for the kind words and saying your proud of me. I didnt get that much when I was growing up and Im not too "manly" to say that it feels good to hear that....even at this age.  

Love,
Evan

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