As Opioid Crisis Rages, Some Trade ‘Tough Love’ For Empathy

(By Martha Bebinger, WBUR for Kaiser Health News)

It was Bea Duncan who answered the phone at 2 a.m. on a January morning. Her son Jeff had been caught using drugs in a New Hampshire sober home and was being kicked out.

Bea and her husband, Doug, drove north that night nine years ago to pick him up. On the ride back home, to Natick, Mass., the parents delivered an ultimatum: Jeff had to go back to rehab, or leave home. Continue reading article here…

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