Whistles from a chilly wind were brewing as Moe Jiles, then a 5-year-old, hungry and afraid little boy pounded on the front door of his apartment on the East Side of the housing projects in Youngstown, Ohio.
The Red Zone client Sean Wilford's story of addiction begins on the sunny beaches in Euclid, Ohio where he and his friends use to sneak away and use marijuana.
It was an uneventful evening when I heard a loud noise echo through my house. BANG! BANG! Followed by the sounded of glass hitting the floor.
In front of everyone I was a varsity volleyball athlete with the newest clothes and shoes. I made sure to smile and keep a good front when inside I was lifeless.
Physical health is a hot topic these days, and while mental health and emotional health are slowly making their way into the lexicon of conversation there are still some misconceptions around the two terms that can hinder one's ability to properly address them.
It's no secret the abuse of opioids including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is wreaking havoc on communities around the country.