The value of personal narratives in addiction treatment and integrated care

I was standing behind my trolley in our local supermarket when, in my wallet, I came across that drawing of a human heart. In the miniature pen-and-ink composition, the heart is suspended between two birds’ wings.

At the bottom is a dateline: Opioid Vigil, October 19, 2012.

Memory is a slippery thing, but I recall the 20-something artist as tall and rangy. At that opioid vigil, he sat behind the exhibit table, …

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