Monica is conducting interviews and accepting submissions from anyone who has:
- Suffered from addiction after being overprescribed prescription painkillers and wants to share their story.
- Benefitted from opioid treatment and now has difficulty accessing their medication due to strict regulations.
- Endured the ordeal or tragedy of a friend or family member whose life has been altered after being overprescribed prescription painkillers or having had painkillers suddenly removed from their treatment regimen.
- Anyone working in pharmaceutical drug sales who wishes to share their personal experiences in the industry (as always, anonymity is respected).
Please note: the use of responsibly-prescribed painkillers to treat legitimate pain is not disputed here. It is the drug industry’s blatant and abhorrent tactics to persuade healthcare providers to overprescribe opioids in their attempts to profit off of the public, with no regard for the consequences, which drives this engagement. More information on this can be found in the posted articles, or on Monica’s social media pages.
Monica is very close to the issue, having witnessed family-members and close friends whose addictions have wreaked havoc (including overdose deaths). It is her intention to raise awareness of the problem and help end the stigma against victims of this crisis by putting faces and/or stories to its devastation. Too often, they are seen as nothing more than numbers. Monica believes that much of the world needs a better understanding of these so-called “statistics” and an improved, up-close-and-personal perspective of how corporate greed affects the community.
A new post will be shared weekly on Monica’s blog. If you or someone close to you has suffered addiction resulting from opioid prescription painkillers and would like to share your story (anonymously or otherwise), please contact us. Also, please indicate whether you’d like us to send you an email interview, in which case, a questionnaire will be emailed to you. If you’d rather write out your story, please contact us with a brief description first. Submissions should be anywhere from 300-700 words, and if you choose to identify yourself, a photo is welcome.
Content Blog contributions must meet the criteria noted above and relate to the effects of the opioid epidemic. We reserve the right to edit a submission for grammar, clarity, and consistency in style and format. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish a submission. If, at any point, you would like your interview or article removed from our site, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you very much for your assistance in raising awareness of this ongoing issue.