Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SEPTEMBER. 12, 2017 • Vol. 5., No. 7
Information: Treatment Professionals & Recovery Community
Overdosing on Profits
The Insane Tactics One Pharma Company Used to Sell An Incredibly Powerful Opioid
SEP. 6, 2017 - All of this came to a head in the case of Sarah Fuller, a 32-year-old Subsys patient from New Jersey who died in March of 2016 “due to allegedly improper and excessive Subsys use ... According to a lawsuit filed by her parents, Fuller died “due to an adverse reaction to prescription medications.” Over 14 months, Medicare paid as much as $24,000 per month for Fuller’s prescription. 
Phantom Doctors
Drug treatment provider settles false claims allegations
September 8, 2017, - About $113,000 of the settlement money will go to two whistleblowers who raised the allegations. The operator of nine substance abuse treatment clinics in Connecticut has agreed to pay more than $600,000 to settle allegations that it lied about having a medical director.
Time to Sell Their $tock or Buy More?
The Tactics One Pharma Used to Sell Fentanyl
SEP. 6, 2017 - All of this came to a head in the case of Sarah Fuller, a 32-year-old Subsys patient from New Jersey who died in March of 2016 “due to allegedly improper and excessive Subsys use.” Fuller suffered from a number of health conditions, including fibromyalgia and back pain, and had overcome an addiction to opioid painkillers. Despite all this, and despite her lack of a cancer diagnosis, her doctor prescribed Subsys, in addition to a number of other opioid medications. (The investigation notes that the doctor received $600 in payments from Insys in 2015. 
Grisly Murder
Sigrid Rausing: ‘Addiction is a no man’s land between mental illness and bad behaviour’
Sept. 3, 2017 - The headlines were feverish, gothic to an almost exuberant degree. As she would shortly find out, that morning her brother Hans had been stopped by the police on Wandsworth Bridge Road in south-west London, their attention having been drawn by his driving. Following the discovery of a crack pipe and drugs in his car, as well as a collection of letters addressed to his wife, Eva, his vast house in Cadogan Place, Chelsea, was searched, and it was there that the horrible discovery was made. 
The Past Present VIDEO
What Recovery Month Means to Me as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic VIDEO
Sept. 6, 2017 - by Dr. Tian Dayton - Tolstoy began Anna Karenina with the much quoted, “all happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” I am not sure that applies to alcoholic families. When I first officially entered recovery for being an ACoA in 1985, I was alternately stunned and reassured by the similarity of my experience growing up with an alcoholic parent with those I was in recovery groups with.
Put Those Addicts Behind Bars!? VIDEO
Seven Days of Heroin - THIS is What an Epidemic Looks LikeVIDEO
September 10, 2017 - The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time ... Their bones look as if they might poke through their skin. Their eyes are sunken, their hair a tangled mess. Some are unsteady on their feet. Others scratch at sores on their arms. A few lean on the table in front of the judge as if it is the only thing holding them up. “This is a heroin case?” the judge asks. 
Getting Away With Murder?
Sen. Claire McCaskill finds Drug company Insys Therapeutics inappropriately pushed opioid to patients
Sept. 6, 2017 - Drug company Insys Therapeutics sought to bypass the normal approval process to have its highly addictive and potent fentanyl opioid Subsys provided to patients who didn’t need it, according to a Senate Democratic report. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, presented the findings during a press conference Wednesday.... 
Boy, 7, developed tech addiction after playing violent video games for six hours a day…
Sept. 4, 2017 - Jake’s parents say his addiction has turned their lives ‘upside down’, and they regret allowing him to play violent games at such a young age. A new study found 94% of parents think their kids spend too long on consoles.
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!
Meditation for Recovery: Program Adapts Buddhist Practice to Fight Addiction
Sept. 4, 2017 - The Refuge Recovery program was devised by Noah Levine, a tattooed, gold-toothed, punk-loving Buddhist from Santa Cruz who turned to meditation after his drug addiction landed him in a padded room at 17.
Man Revived After Overdose at Head Start School
Sept. 9, 2017 - A 31-year-old man was revived from an apparent overdose Friday morning after he was found unconscious in a vehicle near a west side school. Police were called to the 1200 block of North Belleview Place around 6:30 a.m. Friday on a report of an unconscious man in a 2011 Ford Explorer next to the Head Start School #75. Responders administered Narcan to the unresponsive man, who was revived and then transported to Eskenazi Hospital for medical treatment.
Swallow This Creeps!
Sham SoCal clinics sent 2 million pills to black market, authorities say
August 4, 2017 - A dozen people were arrested on federal drug charges for allegedly operating sham medical clinics that sent some 2 million prescription pills to the black market, authorities said. Matosyan, 36, of Encino, who is accused of leading the scheme by recruiting corrupt doctors, overseeing the theft of other doctors’ identities, and negotiating the sale of fraudulent prescriptions and narcotic pills ... Authorities say he faces a 165 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
Hard Core to the Core VIDEO
Streets littered with heroin needles, human waste and syringes full of blood as drug epidemic plagues city VIDEO
Sept. 3, 2017 - Shocking pictures show a sight that street cleansing teams beginning to face on an almost daily basis as they say they used to deal with one needle - now they deal with 50...
1 in 3 adults are beyond overweightVIDEO
Sept. 1, 2017 - The report noted that 25 states had obesity rates above 30 percent. In 2000, no state had a rate above 25 percent. Nine of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South. States in the Northeast and the West had lower obesity rates. Citing statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Those Bastards
Miami County increasing charges for those who overdose
Sept. 9, 2017 - Police in Troy have put “a little bit more teeth” in citations for some of those who overdose on drugs. Those people previously would have faced a disorderly conduct charge, which most of the time would be a minor misdemeanor, police Capt. Joe Long said.
Economic Entropy
Drug addiction is driving 20% of men out of the workforce
Sept. 8, 2017 - Employers, who are already struggling with recruiting and hiring in a workers’ job market, now are grappling with drug addiction cutting into the talent pool. In a congressional hearing last month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said opioid use…
Sad As Sad Can Be VIDEO
Blake Heron, ‘Shiloh’ Actor, Dead at 35 Video
Sept. 8, 2017 - Although a cause of death has yet to be confirmed, Heron was open about his past struggles with addiction. Although he got clean in 2008, according to TMZ, he was recently in rehab.
Self Knowledge...
Blake Heron Talks About HeroinVideo
April 24, 2017 - with Dorri Olds - Here Blake spoke with me candidly about his own heroin addiction, thug life, and the shocking tragedy that got him into recovery.
Cache of Cash
and Coke
Confessions from the City: why firms are failing to tackle the cocaine crisis
Sept. 9, 2017 - The week before Christmas, and a party at one sales firm in the City of London turned out to be “somewhat eventful”. Two members of staff were ejected – in full view of their colleagues and the directors – after being caught snorting lines of cocaine in a toilet cubicle.
Promotion for Attraction
Jobs program at sober space sees 5 graduate
Sept. 7, 2017 - Thanks to a new program sponsored by the Castro Country Club, the home to the LGBT recovery community, five gay men have completed a six-month employment training program aimed at helping them re-enter the work force. Another 12 people are expected to enroll in the program over the next year, country club Executive Director Billy Lemon said in an interview.
101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions
How to plan to become consistently productive 

How to take care of your brain and body so you’re happier and healthier 

How to routinely remember to never give up

And much, much more
Mutual Disasters
Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square
Sept. 9, 2017 - In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug’s grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics.
Time for
Jonathan Rhys Meyers relapsed at airport
Sept. 10, 2017 - Taking to Instagram after the Tudors actor was pictured staggering around Dublin airport and being cared for by passing cops, Mara said her 40-year-old recovering alcoholic husband had turned back to the booze after she lost their second child.
She's Not Horsing Around
Kim Richards Opens Up About What’s Helping Her Maintain Her Sobriety
September 8, 2017 - Kim Richards has been going strong on the road to recovery as she maintains her sobriety. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills pal has started volunteering at Skydog Ranch.
Just One Drunk Helping a 1000 Drunks
North Dakota first lady takes on addiction as platform
September 10, 2017- Kathryn Helgaas Burgum could have picked any number of important issues for her platform as North Dakota’s first lady. She chose one closest to her — addiction recovery ... a recovering alcoholic, wants to use her experience of being sober for more than 15 years to help others in a state.

Getting Works, Not to Work AUDIO
Opioid Crisis...Worrying Employers And Economists AUDIO
September 7, 2017 - Employers tell him they could build and sell more, if they could hire and keep more workers, but his staffing business can’t keep up because a third of job applicants fail the pre-employment drug test... “We know employers who just don’t want to know,” Miller says.
Canadian Club, AA?
Grown son of B.C. finance minister shares story of recovery from addiction
Sept. 09, 2017 7 - ‘Kindness, compassion and empathy towards people battling addiction goes a long way,’ says Evan James, the son of the B.C. Finance Minister Carole James.
Forgive and Forget?
Two docs with felony records back to practicing medicine
Sept. 10, 2017 - Two Missouri doctors with felony records who misused prescription drugs had their licenses to practice medicine restored last month, and the state’s top health official said that’s “the tip of an iceberg.”
Scary effects of Pornography: How the 21st century's acute addiction is rewiring our brains
Sepyt 11, 2017 - Today, it is believed the online porn sector is worth around $15 billion, and it reaches more people, and younger people, every year. In 2016 the analytics report of just one website, Pornhub, revealed that its videos were watched 92 billion times last year, by 64 million daily visitors.
Blowing Smoke
Major new health warning for e-cigs users
Sept. 11, 2017 - vaping devices could increase risk of heart attacks and strokes
Demi Lovato receives Spirit of Recovery honor
Sept, 11-2017 After more than 5 years sober, Lovato is still working to stay healthy...
REEL Recovery Film Festival 2015 Highlight Reel
Robert Bly Would Be Proud
WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP at REEL Recovery Film Festival Oct. 21 @ 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.) ALSO in Denver THIS FRIDAY at
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