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Moved to VA, found out I had Cancer

ICancer I came to VA to help my father who has Parkinson’s and Dementia. I tried to restart my heal5h care but was told I had to wait. With no insurance I had to go to the Free Clinic who started my multiple meds I am a Diabetic on insulin[…]

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Life wasted and missing

I’m 54 my story is long to break it down i list one son to jail 18 years because adults wanted to make money the first man had a wife dying of cancer she was on oxycotin he gave my 15 to these until addicted then said pay me so[…]

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A wasted life

My nephew was One of the sweetest and kindest young men you would ever meet. He graduated at the top of his class at UVA. He taught school in France, then returned to the states to attend law school in Richmond at VCU. It was here became an user. He[…]

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Destroyed Lives

My family always had the best insurance through my husbands jobs- when he made a job change to the NNSY – june 21 2010- we had great insurance – medical- dental and eyes- unfourtantly my husband drowned on June 4. 2011 and since he had not been employed for a[…]

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Barriers to Treatment

I am a Registered Nurse, and mother of a daughter with substance use disorder. I have had several encounters with her in Hospitals. I am embarrassed and disappointed by the negative attitudes and lack of supportive treatment she received. Doctors and Nurses need to be educated that addiction should be[…]

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