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Opioids are used for pain management and other health conditions and include codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), morphine, propoxyphen (Darvocet) and methadone.

The woman never had a drug problem until she was in her 40s. She had suffered serious injuries in two separate accidents and was on several medications over a lengthy period of time (Percocet, Vicodin and oral morphine). She didn’t think anyone could tell there was anything wrong. She was ashamed and put off seeking help for a while. But she was a stakeholder in her family’s future and took the steps to get help. She didn’t intend addiction. It happened. She can’t make it go away. She works to better herself every day. She has recovered her life.

There is a lot of negative self-talk going on ‘out there,’ and it’s causing problems. Self-talk ties in with matters of respect, or lack of it.

“Does your grandson speak Japanese?” a Japanese American was asked. No, she replied, but he understands it.

Can a safe, healthy environment be created for all students, straight and LGBT? Bullying is an issue everywhere but are you aware that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders are at greater risk of being bullied?

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