Stories by Ellen Sousares

Ellen Sousares is a pseudonym for an overdose prevention and harm reduction advocate, a registered nurse, and mother to a son who struggles with heroin addiction. subscribe to Ellen Sousares's feed

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Drug overdose is officially a national epidemic.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new law will provide drug users and their families on-demand access to naloxone.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: The Fix

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a failed system of catch and release courts.

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

I spend Mother's Day grieving the devastating impacts of heroin addiction on my son’s life, and working to help.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He sees himself as being as worthless as society assumes him to be.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A nurse shares her story about coming to grips with the realities of drug addiction.