Officials with the Colorado state government recently created free greeting cards meant to encourage those who are going through the opioid addiction recovery process — and they’ve proven to be a wild hit.
The cards range from the humorous to the deeply moving. “I promise to never call this a journey,” one reads. Another declares: “You are my rock…Please know I don’t take it for granite.” Another says: “Thank you for being there for me when I was doing everything I could to push you away.”
The initial printing run of 10,000 cards was gone in less than a week. Some orders came from outside of Colorado. “We thought this would be huge, but we didn’t fully anticipate the level of enthusiasm that we would receive,” said Elizabeth Owens, director of policy and communications for the state Office of Behavioral Health.
The project was funded by part of a $53 million federal grant meant to combat the opioid epidemic. More
I’ve heard withdrawal from heroin is awful, so I’m sending you this free card to make it better – Dr. Tar