Stick with the Winners! —
Morgan Gliedman is the Vice President of Education and Engagement at the Addiction Policy Forum. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Vox, and The Fix. A lifelong New Yorker, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. My drug of choice was heroin; I’ve been in remission from opioid use disorder for six years.
Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. I think leaders are made. Addiction Policy Forum’s Founder, Jessica Hulsey Nickel, whose parents’ opioid use disorder led her to experience homelessness and foster care as a child, talks about turning the pain of our losses into fire in our bellies. Whenever I’m having a rough day I think of that phrase, translate pain into the drive to help families and communities impacted by addiction.