Morning Roundup: Mar. 12, 2019

By The Fix staff 03/12/19

A widow of an alcoholic reflects on her husband's life, fashion show built on recovery going on its 10th year, photographer creates intimate portraits of Philadelphia drug users.

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Thrift stores that are built for recovery, and run by people in recovery. Gabe9000c |

Why I Stayed: A Widow of an Alcoholic Reflects [Next Avenue]
Most wives would have left, but she stayed. "I'm an enabler if I drive him to an AA meeting and a bad partner if I leave him to pursue his favorite pastime." 

Fashion Show Helps People Battling Addiction By Giving Old Clothes a New Life [New Orleans Advocate]
Recovery-run thrift stores provided the wardrobe of the 10th annual Recycled Fashion Show. Designers on a budget were challenged to repurpose the apparel for the fashion show.

3 Things I Learned Covering the Opioid Crisis in Dayton [Dayton Daily News]
A reporter reflects on lessons learned while reporting on drug abuse in Dayton, Ohio. "Many people in recovery want to give back."

Sucked Into a Mental Health System Black Hole—The Dark Reality of Abuse, Addiction, Recovery [ABC]
A mother is jealous when her daughter's boyfriend is put in jail—it is an opportunity to get well. Her daughter suffers psychosis and substance abuse. 

A Photographer's Portrait of Addiction and Recovery [Hyperallergic]
The people of Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia are featured in this photography series. These intimate portraits shine a light on the people who frequent one of the largest heroin markets on the East Coast. 

To Help Fight Opioid Addiction, Bill Would Add Chiropractic Coverage to Arizona's Medicaid [AZ Central]
The Arizona Legislature is considering adding chiropractic care to Medicaid—making it easier to receive treatment for chronic pain without having to pay out of pocket.

Show Up Drunk: Indictments Spotlight Prison Rehab Scams [WITF]
Three "prison consultants" who helped people cheat the criminal justice system are among the first to be indicted—for helping inmates qualify for the prison recovery program by faking a substance abuse problem, for a chance at a reduced sentence. 

After My Sister's Death, There's No Formula for Healing. But There Is a Way You Can Help. [USA Today]
It's not easy to find the right words to comfort a grieving friend or family member. "The most helpful thing that people have done for me was to just be in my life."

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