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NEW YORK (AP) — He slept next to his son’s ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.
In a hall packed with Iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver in the eye and vowed to fight the opioid crisis that killed his only son two years earlier.
“He promised me, in honor of my son, that he was going to combat the ongoing heroin epidemic,” Moss said of the January 2016 interaction. “He got me hook, line and sinker.”
By, Merlyn Karst. Now in long-term recovery, I know the importance of being a vocal and visible voice. I believe in the power of my story but I also know that my story powers me.
If we want to see a tipping point in the way the general public supports recovery, we must listen to the science – and what science has to tell us is this: Sharing our stories is what moves people to be empathetic, generous and of service to the cause. So get out there and be an oxytocin-inducing agent in the world; get out there and be a catalyst for change; get out there and tell your recovery story.