Alone no more.
"We gradually and carefully pull ourselves out of the isolation and loneliness of addiction and into the mainstream of life."
Basic Text, p. 37
Many of us spent much of our using time alone, avoiding other people-especially people who were not using-at all costs. After years of isolation, trying to find a place for ourselves in a bustling, sometimes boisterous fellowship is not always easy. We may still feel isolated, focusing on our differences rather than our similarities.
Rapper and producer Mac Miller died from "mixed drug toxicity," according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The drugs in Miller's system included fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol, the coroner found.
His death was ruled an accident in a report, the results of which were released Monday.
He started his journey in music as a teenager by putting out mixtapes in his native Pittsburgh. In 2012, his first album, "Blue Slide Park," became the first independent debut album to hit the top of the Billboard chart in more than 16 years.
An Ohio police officer was "still miserable" but recovering Monday
after he accidentally overdosed on a dangerous drug that has cut a
deadly swath through his state — fentanyl.
Patrolman Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department had
just finished searching the car of two suspected drug dealers and was
back at the police station when another officer spotted some white
powder on his shirt.
Without thinking, he brushed it off with his bare hand — and passed
out about an hour later, Chief John Lane said.