“I don’t know what to do with her room. I guess on some level I’m still waiting for her to come home. I’d be so much more empathetic now. I used to take it personal, like she was doing this to me and I was a victim.” The NYT’s Deborah Sontag: Heroin’s Small-Town Toll, and a Mother’s Grief

+ “In any other area of medicine, if your doctor told you that the cure for your disease involved surrendering to a ‘higher power,’ praying to have your ‘defects of character’ lifted, and accepting your ‘powerlessness,’ as outlined in the original 12 steps, you’d probably seek a second opinion.” From Pacific Standard: After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It’s Time to Admit We Have a Problem.