Monday, September 18, 2017

Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety
September 14, 2017 - As drug addiction soars in the United States, a booming business of rehab centers has sprung up to treat the problem. And when drug addicts and their families search for help, they often turn to Google.
But prosecutors and health advocates have warned that many online searches are leading addicts to click on ads for rehab centers that are unfit to help them or, in some cases, endangering their lives.
ETHICS - What a Concept
...treatment providers and professionals are responsible for the opioid epidemic?
September 11, 2017 - By Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP & Louise Stanger, Ed.D., LCSW, CDWF, CIP - In the wake of the addiction treatment industry’s lowest moment and the opiate epidemic’s highest surge, we need to take a deeper look at what got us here and why the industry itself is very much to blame. The investigation begins and ends with ethics. 
Interview with Editor
Lakeworth, FL -
INTERVIEW with Leonard Buschel
Q: Tell me about yourself and what you do and how you got involved in the frontlines of the heroin epidemic.
BUSCHEL: My name is Leonard Buschel. I am the founder of the REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium, which is a film festival that travels around the country. It’s the longest recovery event in the country. Seven days in New York City. Seven days in Los Angeles. We also have a three-day festival in Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Denver, Richmond, Virginia, and we are expanding across the country. This’ll be our ninth year in Los Angeles and our sixth year in New York. And I have nothing to do with the heroin epidemic.

Q: What are your thoughts on the heroin epidemic?
BUSCHEL: I don’t know if it’s an epidemic. According to the dictionary, it’s not. The definition of “epidemic” is not something that people do to themselves. It’s a disease that spreads from one person to another through contact. So I wouldn’t call it an epidemic. That’s a misnomer. 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 mean I think it goes hand-in-hand with the downfall of ... the American Dream is now finally over. 
Stick with the Winners
EXECUTIVE CORNER - John Shinholser
John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. John Shinholser is a memorable speaker that leaves a lasting impression on his audiences - as well as with anyone else that he may encounter. Passionate and very devoted to the recovery community, John has motivated thousands of people to improve their lives. John is a United States Marine Corps veteran.

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use? 
A. Alcohol, pot, acid.

Q. What is your current hobby? 
A. Work.

Q. What is your favorite Band/composer/musical artist? 
A. Rolling Stones.

Q. What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken? 
A. Sex.

Q. Do you think the U.S. should adopt the Portuguese Decriminalization Model?
A. Yes

Q. Who do you prefer to read for mysteries?
A. John Grisham
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