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Margaret Cho Opens Up About Her Addiction, Relapse, Childhood Sexual Abuse & “King of Offensive” Donald Trump
September 23, 2017 - When her friends finally staged an intervention for her, Cho, thinking she was going to a party, brought along a bottle of wine. She then did what any addict would do — she drank the entire bottle over the course of the intervention ... “I went away for a year and a half. It was good but that is not necessarily the path anyone would want to take.
Women and Opioids: Inside the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in American History
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - Thirty-one women will lose their lives to opioids today. This special report details how the crisis is impacting all of us—and what it will take to end it ... “I’m sober and alive and loving life!” she tells me on the phone. “It feels like a dream. I don’t wanna ever not feel like I feel right now.” She talks about getting a job and becoming a drug counselor. Her enthusiasm is so promising and yet, after months of reporting on the drug epidemic...
Addiction and recovery: 30-plus years of meetings and sobriety
Sept. 19, 2017 - Yes, “rehab” is now part of our vocabulary. Also, “in-patient,” “out-patient,” “day at a time,” “clean and sober.” But they usually refer to the early - difficult, often dramatic - days of recovery. Also today, there is a growing movement within the recovery community for people with long-term sobriety to go public with their stories in an effort to remove the stigma associated with addiction.
Six Pharmaceutical Drugs that Immediately Destroy Your Health
September 18, 2017 - It used to be illegal for pharmaceutical companies to push legal drugs onto people, but now with the rise in drug advertisements the number of people using them has snowballed ... Many people don’t know about the dangers of taking prescription medications. The truth is they can cause short and long term health problems. But for some reason, people ignore the extensive list of side effects that every medicine and vaccine contain.
Summer 2017 - “Taking these painkillers was very pleasant,” Mitchell admits. “The pain would return slowly, but I would take an OxyContin, and then five minutes later, everything was great again. It was a comforting feeling that would wash over my body with every heartbeat. I felt confident, secure — and happy.” ... While the prevailing picture of an opioid addict may be a street-involved person living in a place like Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a prescription from a family doctor can mark the beginning of a downward spiral into addiction.
Sept. 25, 2017 - Mr Brand - a former heroin addict - described drug abuse as "amplified consumerism" as he claimed the problem would be better under socialism...The performer then added: "Addiction is just amplified consumerism, the idea that you can make yourself feel
better just by buying something."Addiction is an amplification of consumerism, and consumerism is the creed of our time."
How Gucci Mane Kicked a $500-a-Day Drug Habit and Turned His Life Around
Sept. 20, 2017 - It’s been 16 months since Gucci Mane left federal prison with a newfound vigor that included a 90 pound weight loss fueled by cold turkey sobriety and a strict exercise regimen ... In the book, Mane blames addiction for many of his transgressions: For years, the rapper drank prescription cough syrup (“lean”), often from sunup to sundown.
American 'normies' are hoarding a massive black market supply of opioids VIDEO
Sept. 13, 2017 - There are as many as 200 million opioid prescriptions written each year. As many as 92 percent of patients don’t use their entire prescription...This rogue supply of painkiller is alarming, given the latest data on addiction deaths:..”They become a source for illicit use. Other adults use them, and children and adolescents can find them when they’re exploring,” he said.
Mother Of Opioid Overdose Victim Warns Of Unregulated Sober Houses VIDEO
September 19, 2017 - FALMOUTH (CBS) While going through his things, his mom was devastated when she read through his journal ... In an entry dated just a few weeks before his death, Caleb wrote: “My housemate Pat just overdosed in the bathroom I use every day. What kind of sober house am I living in? This is a freaking joke. I have no idea who to talk to about this.” ... “Some people just open it up, call it a sober home and collect a couple hundred dollars a week from each person,” he said.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - HYANNIS - The more than 1,000 people attending a national conference for the addiction treatment industry last weekend wore bright blue lanyards around their necks promoting Sovereign Health, a chain of treatment centers that was one of the event’s financial supporters — and was recently raided by federal agents. Many in the sprawling, $35 billion addiction treatment business are dismayed by revelations of unethical marketing, patient brokering, and shoddy care — all coming as the demand for quality treatment has never been higher amid a national opioid epidemic. Providers say they welcome a crackdown on shady operators but fear people in need will think they’ll be preyed on wherever they go.
CVS tightens restrictions on opioid prescriptions in bid to stanch epidemic
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - Through its pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark, which has 90 million plan members, the company will introduce three new policies, effective in February. First, patients new to opioids will only get seven days’ worth of medication…
Agents made a record fentanyl bust in Queens and seized an amount large enough to kill 32 million people
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 - NEW YORK — Agents made a record fentanyl bust in Queens and seized an amount large enough to kill 32 million people. Officers seized nearly 270 pounds of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine worth $30 million during separate busts, law enforcement officials said Monday. They also arrested four people.
AGs subpoena big pharma over opioid overdose crisis
September 19, 2017 - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and his counterparts in 39 other states have subpoenaed company records from Purdue Pharma and other major drug makers to determine whether the companies’ marketing and sales practices are worsening the nationwide overdose crisis.
Substance abuse reportedly affects one in three teens VIDEO
Sept. 19, 2017 - Jerry Moe, a nationally-recognized expert on childhood issues centered on substance, spoke in Rapid City. He is the national director of the Children’s Program at the Betty Ford Center.
Physician assist. convicted: Writing prescriptions without medical need
Sept. 19, 2017 - A federal jury on Monday found Kaitlyn Phuong Nguyen, 32, guilty of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice said. In the trial, the jury heard evidence that 4 people died of drug overdoses after receiving prescriptions from Nguyen...
SEPT. 20, 2017 - Eighty-seven children died of opioid intoxication in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from just 16 in 1999. By comparison, gunshot wounds kill four or five times as many children each year. Unlike infants born with addiction, these children are coming across heroin and other drugs in the days and years after birth.
Life after addiction: survey examines recovery in Canada
September 19, 2017- The survey also demonstrated that recovery led to dramatic improvements in productivity and quality of life for the respondents….”The primary barrier [to recovery] was stigma. The second barrier was access. People reported finding difficulty getting help when they finally wanted help.”
Death of a chronic alcoholic: ‘This can never happen again’
Sept. 23, 2017 - Neil Jones died after what the coroner called an “appalling” failure of care by the Canterbury District Health Board in 2013. Dr Richard Gearry discharged Neil Jones, despite him being yellow from jaundice and defecating in his clothes, thinking he was “looking for a free ride”. Neil Jones was a big man who worked out and took pride in his appearance. In the end stages of liver failure after years of alcoholism, he was as “yellow as a Minion”.
(AATA) American Addiction Treatment Association Hosting “Special Investigations Unit (SIU)” Seminar Featuring Nelson Hardiman
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - “Increased attention on fraud within the addiction treatment industry puts a spotlight on all providers. Audits are now commonplace. And the complexity of addiction treatment regulations can lead even the most well-intentioned professionals to unwittingly fall short of meeting compliance standards.
Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP
Sept. 22, 2017 - Some Utah residents are working overtime to get medical marijuana on the state’s ballot next year. They seem to have just gotten a surprising new Republican ally in their effort – Senator Orrin Hatch.
Aaron Carter Enters Facility to ‘’Improve His Health”
Sept 22, 2017 - Not only did the singer total his car in a “terrible” accident, he also appeared on an episode of The Doctors in which it was revealed he’d been taking a mixture of benzodiazepines with opiates.
Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction
Sept. 19, 2017 - “People think it’s a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.” Oz also criticized marijuana’s current status under federal law. “We’re not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug, and I personally believe it could help.”
Event helps with addiction battle; hang off U.S. Bank for a cause
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 - Harness the courage and rappel 270 feet for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ... This is an awesome community event that appeals to the general public, not just those in recovery.” Free to attend. For more information, search Fall into Fort on Facebook or call River Sober Living at 208-576-9527.
Q: What are your thoughts? . A: It is a crisis. It is a national disgrace. It is a profound sickness in America that so many people are in so much pain that they’d rather die than face reality on a daily basis. That’s a tragedy. I think it goes hand-in-hand with the downfall of ... the American Dream is now finally over.AddictionRecoveryEbulletin.org
Recovery isn’t a solo venture. It’s meant to be shared and celebrated. Nobody understood this better than the First Lady Betty Ford, who found recovery at age 60, then made it her life’s work to help more people experience this new life in recovery.
Sept.25, 2017 - One of the most promising technologies tackling Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) in the United States received a major vote of confidence earlier this month when recovery industry leader Hope Homes Recovery Services adopted HAYVERCorporation’s Digital Continuing Care Monitoring Platform. Hope Homes, with programs in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte, is widely considered to be one of the best facilities of its type in the U.S. Hope Homes was created in 1996 in response to Sanders’ observation that there was a lack of affordable and safe homes for men and women in early recovery.
Sept. 20, 2017 - The study found that even non-smokers could experience increased adrenaline levels in their heart after ‘vaping’ on a single electronic cigarette containing nicotine ... Many believe that the tar, not the nicotine, is what leads to increased cancer and heart attack risks...” So, we asked the question, are e-cigarettes safe?”
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food VIDEO
Sept. 16, 2017 - “To put it in stark terms: The diet is killing us.” ... As she dropped off variety packs of Chandelle pudding, Kit-Kats and Mucilon infant cereal, there was something striking about her customers: Many were visibly overweight, even small children ... Mrs. da Silva, who herself weighs more than 200 pounds, recently discovered that she had high blood pressure, a condition she acknowledges is probably tied to her weakness for fried chicken and the Coca-Cola she drinks with every meal, breakfast included ... a morbidly obese man, died the previous week. “He ate a piece of cake and died in his sleep,” she said ... Across the world, more people are now obese than underweight.
SUBLIME documentary details how addiction ravaged the band after Bradley Nowell’s death
Sept. 19, 2017 - The Long Way Back, a new Sublime documentary, details how drug addiction ravaged the California ska-punk band after frontman Bradley Nowell’s 1996 death from a heroin overdose. The film premieres October 20, at the REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium AND on October 17th via VOD platforms, including iTunes and Amazon ... The doc’s gripping trailer, premiering at Rolling Stone, highlights how Nowell’s drug abuse and tragic death affected his family, bandmates and Sublime’s hard-partying entourage, including childhood friend Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins. “It was sex, drugs and rock and roll,”…
WELCOME TO THE MEN'S GROUP at REEL Recovery Film Festival Oct. 26 @ Laemmle NoHo
I attended the screening of Welcome to the Men’s Group at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in Los Angeles … I had a vague idea of the film based on the trailer. It promised to be cutting-edge, but wow, Welcome to the Men’s Group was so much more than I had expected!...What makes this film particularly interesting is its diverse cast and roles. The complex archetypical male is portrayed by extreme characters, which I learned to love as the film played out. (call for complimentary tickets, courtesy of LUMINANCE Treatment.)