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‘Body Brokers’ Get Kickbacks to Lure People with Addictions to Bad Rehab NPR AUDIO
Aug. 15, 2017 - The first step for unscrupulous rehab centers: Recruiting clients who have good health insurance. That’s created a whole new industry — something called patient brokering or “body brokering.” … There are charges for all kinds of things — nutrition counseling, acupuncture and chiropractic care among them. But the big expenses were for testing — urine testing. “When they had charged $9,500 for five urinalyses,”...
Aug. 15, 2017 - An empty chair sits near train tracks in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, where opioid abusers have littered the ground with needles and other trash. Fentanyl was responsible for more than 400 overdose deaths in Philadelphia last year ... “It’s a new epidemic,” said Gutierrez, 42, who shoots up on the sidewalks here in Kensington by day and ducks into abandoned buildings at night as he copes with crippling addiction. He has watched his friends die and says, “If you catch a pure bag of fentanyl, that Narcan ain’t bringing you back.”
August 18, 2017 - Dr. Mohammad Derani of West Bloomfield, allegedly prescribed more than 500,000 opioid pills since January. Investigators said roughly half of the pills ended up on the street. The pills were prescribed at the clinic and picked up elsewhere. Alwajed worked as an office assistant at the clinic … authorities found signed prescription pads that weren’t filled out and about $50,000 during the search warrant executed Thursday.
Android co-founder has plan to cure smartphone addiction
Aug. 19, 2017 - Rubin acknowledges the downsides to the smartphone revolution he helped unleash and says his new hardware company, Essential, is working on ways to solve the tendency to check one’s phone every five minutes. “We all lived happy lives before we had always-on Internet,” he says in an interview at Playground Global, his Palo Alto, CA, incubator.
August 17, 2017 - Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. But such products by themselves won’t do the job — something tobacco companies themselves have taken advantage of to boost their profits…
Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes
Aug. 18, 2017 - Nursing homes generally welcomed the proposal, but other reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. The attorneys general of 16 states, led by Brian E. Frosh of Maryland and Xavier Becerra of California, strongly opposed the Trump admin. proposal.
AUGUST 17, 2017 - Men with gambling addictions are more likely ... to have endured childhood traumas like physical abuse or violence at home ... researchers say.
“This means that enhancing effective emotional regulation strategies among gamblers who report a history of childhood adversity may help gamblers utilize more-effective coping strategies and live a life free from their addictions,”…
CEO offers potential solutions to drug rehab fraud AUDIO
August 17, 2017 - Andrew Burki is CEO of Life of Purpose, an addiction treatment center on the Florida Atlantic University Campus in Boca Raton. He’s been working with the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force to increase oversight and close loopholes exploited by unscrupulous operators.
Musician’s rap video about mom’s addiction nears 6 million Facebook views
August 17, 2017 - Mark Henriquez found an escape at the same time his mom slipped back into drugs. While she was out getting high, the then 11-year-old turned inward, listening to hip-hop in his room and drafting raps about his dreams of success.
New Hampshire mom turns hearts broken by addiction into art
AUGUST 17, 2017 - Artist Anne Marie Zanfagna’s work is of a special sentimental value to many in her community. Her nonprofit, “Angels of Addictions,” gives oil paintings to people who have lost loved ones to drug addiction. Her 90 oil paintings of people who died from addiction-related causes are on exhibition…
Bestselling Author Helps New Generation of Recovery Writers Tell Their Stories
Aug. 14, 2017 - Anna David knows about the power of sharing your story, too. Anna is a New York Times bestselling author who’s written six books about addiction and recovery. Her first book, “reality fiction” novel Party Girl, drew heavily on her own experience getting sober in Los Angeles.
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Star Paul Danan Opens Up About How His Sobriety Was ‘Tested’
August 18, 2017 -
The former ‘Celebrity Love Island’ star was evicted from the show over the weekend, and admitted during his time as a housemate that he’d been tempted to drink alcohol by the experience, despite having been clean & sober since 2012. Since the eviction, he's spoken out about the temptation to drink in the house.
Pill-mill owners paid bribes, kickbacks by drug-testing labs
Aug. 15, 2017 - Satary’s lab first came under federal scrutiny in 2014 for funneling $80,000 into the campaign coffers of former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston using the names of its executives and employees. Kingston was running for U.S. Senate at the time. He lost but has since become an adviser to President Trump and a lobbyist for Syrian opposition.
‘He’s trying to save lives’: ex-addict judge on the frontline of opiate crisis
August 20, 2017 - Smith found a judge in Hannah, who knows what he’s dealing with. He is, he says, a grateful recovering addict 17 years clean from a dependence on marijuana and cocaine. It takes one to know one ... “I tell them the only difference between them and me is time.”
TransformationalTalks with “Curly” Kevin KennedyVIDEO
August 20, 2017 - A new Transformational Talks series! People sharing a lived experience of transformation. Kevin serves as director of Kennedy St recovery services, a social enterprise, a Brighton-based organization, offering various recovery programs and a professional advice & coaching service.
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NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy
August 21, 2017 - Reef Karim, DO, research scientist, assistant clinical professor at UCLA and director of Lumion Health, outlined the typical ingredients in a care plan and where each one fits in the overall treatment philosophy, while speaking at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Baltimore….“It’s our time to make our system more sophisticated and make our treatment programs more sophisticated,” he said. “We need to show the world that what we do works.”