How One Man’s Addiction Took Him To ‘Rock Bottom’ — And How He Dug Himself Out
For Ken DeCesare it took a bigamist second marriage he didn't even remember before he realized he needed help.
Surviving The Long Trip To Addiction 'Rock Bottom'
In late 2015, with a variety of legal problems pending, [Ken] DeCesare entered the Orange County Adult Drug Court Program. At the outset, he was no longer using drugs but continued to drink. Then his turnaround began, with the presence of a counselor who "changed my life" and his first group therapy session. (Candelaria, 11/28)
In other news from the opioid epidemic —
Ohio Leads Nation In Overdose Deaths
In a grim statistic that surprises no one close to the problem, Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths, a new report shows. Along with the overall category, Ohio also had the country's most deaths related to heroin: One in 9 heroin deaths across the U.S. happened in Ohio. The Buckeye State also recorded the most deaths from synthetic opioids: About 1 in 14 U.S. deaths. (Candisky and Johnson, 11/29)