Welcome to the first issue of The Hidden South Journal. The purpose of this and every edition of the journal is to seek the truth by pairing logic, fueled by data, with stories of people, in the hope of painting a more complete picture of the issue in question. I also intend to focus on potential solutions to these issues and provide helpful resources for those who need them. Read More
As the “Opioid Crisis” reaches a fever pitch across the United States, there are frequent reminders that no person or areas are immune to its deadly grasp. This includes sleepy Southern States that were previously known more for rolling hills than pill mills; that is unless you speak with the residents.
I watched this video long before I started research for this project. In fact, I quote Johann Hari in my book because I think these very important words could go along way in re-framing how we think about and treat addiction and addicts. If you are in anyway touched by addiction, I urge you to take the 15 minutes to watch this very powerful Ted Talk.
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