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    A Mother's Mission to Address the Stigma of Substance Addiction

    Apr 6, 2024

    In today's episode, Julie Waters, founder of the Jace Waters Foundation, shares her journey of losing her son to addiction and the work she is doing to support others in the fight against opioid addiction.  She discusses the importance of long-term recovery programs and the need for supportive communities.  Julie goes into detail about the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, and the need for open conversations and advocacy.  She also highlights the role of parents in prevention, education, and the challenges of modernization and technology on family dynamics.

    Join us as we discuss:

    • Exploring the unseen impact of addiction in small-town America

    • Julie Waters' heartfelt story of loss and her efforts to fight addiction through the Jace Waters Foundation

    • Insights into the rising danger of fentanyl and the complex journey toward recovery

    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.



     

     

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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