On Opioid Addiction: Prevention and Recovery

  • 1650 Miles, Into VT, and No.. It’s Not Recreational

    Just crossed into Vermont this week. Finally feel like Ive made some serious progress… Vermont seems pivotal really. When I…

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  • Four Months, 1400+ Miles, On Recent Chance Encounters, Hope and Fortitude

    Four months on trail. The sun has peered out after a solid week of rain along NYs slick boulder style…

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  • 1024 Miles In, Meeting with Dee Fleming, Grief and Connection

    We’ve made it to the what is called the “spiritual half way point” of the Appalachian Trail, Harpers Ferry. Here…

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  • 875 Miles in, Thoughts on Justice and Breaking a Cycle

    This past week forgiveness has been on my mind. We faced the hardest terrain of VA, arguably the hardest within…

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  • 1/3rd, 740 Miles In, Depression and Addiction, Finding Light as Matt Would

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will…

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  • 500+ Miles In, Reflections on Shame, Stigma and Unconditional Love

    “I have struggled with being able to articulate exactly what it was that brought Matt into our hearts and tonight…

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  • 44 Days, 422 Miles, Christy with Unicoi County Prevention Coalition

    It’s been a hard two days. Somehow my grief came and slapped me down on the ground back to square…

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  • 362 Miles In, Cowboy Camping, Talking with Erwin’s Chief of Police

    “We know these people, we know their families, it’s a small town… nobody is immune, I’ve got four kids and…

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  • Day 27, 228 Miles In, Insane Weather, a Mother’s Recovery House in Honor of Her Son

    You have to figure out a way to act on that love, it doesn’t go away. It stays in your…

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  • Day 21, 185 Miles In, Snowbird Treatment Center and the Trail Fam

    Just had arguably the three hardest days yet on the trail. Our climb into Great Smoky National Park entailed three…

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