Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 14, 2017 • Vol. 5., No. 16
Information for Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." Auguste Rodin
There Is a Solution VIDEO
Nov. 2017 - The footage quickly went viral and was viewed millions of times ... “I can’t say that I really ever thought that I had a drug problem.” When Ron couldn’t get his hands on opioids, he turned to heroin, which had the same narcotic effect and was less expensive and often less of a hassle to obtain. “It was about as easy [to find] drugs as finding your shoe in the morning,” he says.
Rest In Peace
John Southworth, 1938-2017
After several attempts at treatment, John acquired the gift of sobriety in 1982 ... Sobriety was such an important part of John’s life, he decided to dedicate the remainder of his time to helping others in need, achieve it ... A celebration of John’s life will be held Friday November 17th at 2 PM at Alden Waggoner Chapel, 5400 W. Fairview Ave. Boise, Idaho. — In lieu of flowers John requested that contributions be made in his name to the Boise AA Central Office, TVICO, 1111 S. Orchard St. Suite 180, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Treatment or Retreat? VIDEO
Amid Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey scandals, founder of sex rehab center defends program
November 13, 2017 - A little more than an hour north of Phoenix is the 35-acre sex addiction treatment center Gentle Path at the Meadows. The voluntary 45-day treatment costs $58,000...Founder Patrick Carnes first popularized the term sex addiction in the early 1980s. "Like any other addiction, it's a problem where a person loses their ability to choose," he said. "It's a brain disease."
It's a Family Affair
‘I took my daughter everywhere – even to Narcotics Anonymous’
Nov. 10, 2017 - The BBC documentary series Drugsland, which begins this week, examines Bristol’s growing drug problem – on the frontline and in the backstreets and hidden stairwells. Cameras follow police, addicts and drug workers. It is a hard, dark programme to watch, but in the midst of the chaos, in an oasis of calm, are Ana Nevoa and her 15-year-old daughter, Rita.
Jersey's Finest?
Award-Winning New Jersey Cop Arrested for Profiting from Arrests he Referred to Rehab
Nov. 10, 2017 - A New Jersey cop was arrested on Tuesday for luring people to meet up with him, asking them to bring narcotics, then arresting and steering his targets to a drug rehab program in which he has a financial stake...When West Deptford police officer Thomas M. McWain, 30, realized an investigation was underway, he deleted incriminating text messages…
Superstar Share
Colin Farrell in his most honest interview ever
November 11, 2017 - ‘When I came out of rehab that was the best sleep my mother had in 15 years’ ... Colin Farrell opens up to our reporter about addiction, fear, sacrifice, excess, God, fatherhood, sobriety, and demands of “not knowing as a man what to do in a male-dominated society that puts high value on alpha behaviour.’’
Now They Tell Us VIDEO
Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids VIDEO
Nov. 7, 2017 - Patients who got the acetaminophen/ibuprofen treatment reported pain relief just as substantial as did the patients who got one of the opioid painkillers ... The differences among the four pills were statistically insignificant. In other words, all the treatments performed essentially the same … Dr. Clark acknowledged that he was surprised such a trial had never been done before.
Faith No More’s Chuck Mosley Dies At 57
Nov. 10, 2017 - We’ve got incredibly sad news to report, as original Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley has died ... The Mosley family statement reads: “After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety.”
Take a Walk on the Mild Side
Even moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of certain cancers
Nov. 7, 2017 - “The link between increased alcohol consumption and cancer has been firmly established,” Johnson added. He said he hopes that this knowledge empowers doctors “to help their patients reduce their risk of cancer.”
Associates, Inc.
Addiction Treatment Center Overbilled Medicaid by $860K
Nov. 9, 2017 - the state filed a claim in bankruptcy court on Monday seeking reimbursement from Maple Leaf Treatment Center in Underhill. The facility closed unexpectedly earlier this year.
And In them , Too
Police warn that drugs on shopping carts could kill you
Nov. 10, 2017 - Other experts have since come forward, refuting the police department’s claim that simple skin exposure to the opiate could cause significant damage.
Al-Anon Share
Carrie Fisher’s half-sister, Joely, speaks out about their father’s drug addiction
Nov. 8, 2017 - The 50-year-old, whose father was legendary singer Eddie Fisher, said addiction has plagued one of Hollywood’s most famous families for years. She’s sharing her story in a new memoir titled “Growing Up Fisher.”
Love Don't Ever Die
How Jennifer Garner Supports Ben Affleck and His Sobriety
November 8, 2017 - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may be exes, but that hasn’t stopped the actress from helping him get through a difficult personal chapter. “She wants to see him healthy and at his best. She knows that’s what’s best for the kids and the family.”
Every Step is Holy
Group wants to expand religious drug treatment options in Vermont
Nov. 6, 2017 - When he entered Teen Challenge in Connecticut in the late 1990s, he had been an addict for more than 20 years and been detoxed 56 times. He also didn’t believe in God...
Being of Service Video
Restaurant owner working against the odds, employing recovering addictsVIDEO
Nov. 6, 2017 - Everything on DV8 Kitchen’s menu is made from scratch. Fitting, because the employees there are looking for a fresh start too. “We’re trying to work against the odds,” Owner Rob Perez told WKYT’s Miranda Combs.
Even Homer Simpson
Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol
NOV. 7, 2017 - “The message is not, ‘Don’t drink.’ It’s, ‘If you want to reduce your cancer risk, drink less. And if you don’t drink, don’t start,’” said Dr. Noelle LoConte ... “It’s different than tobacco where we say, ‘Never smoke. Don’t start.’ This is a little more subtle.” Other medical groups have cited the risks of alcohol as a possible cause of cancer. But this is the first time that ASCO has taken a stand.
It's Not Their Fault
100 teenagers made homeless each day due to alcoholic parents
Alcohol abuse among adults is damaging the lives of an estimated 700,000 teenagers across the UK, with one in four of these having been homeless in the last five years as a result – amounting to 96 per day, according to a study by The Children’s Society. “Millions of teenagers in the UK are suffering in silence with problems that would floor an adult."
My Old Kentucky Numb
Kentucky city sues drug companies for opioid addiction costs
November 10, 2017 - ...the city of Lexington, Kentucky, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, alleging the companies helped cause an opioid addiction epidemic by flooding the city with pain pills.
Practice Medicine and Compassion
What Doctors Facing the Opioid Crisis Need Next
November 2, 2017 - “What we need is something like the Ryan White Care Act,” says Dr. Sarah Wakeman ... For the opioid epidemic, such additional funding would allow more people to receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT)…
Don't Use Needles
Heroin Treatment: Handcuffed To Addiction
Nov. 12, 2017 - I kicked Methadone once and honestly; I would rather kick heroin cold a dozen times before I went through methadone withdrawal again. I remember praying to God to take my life. It felt like my bones were on fire and I was about to lose my mind...PLEASE understand, Suboxone and Methadone are much-needed drugs to help the addict through the initial physical withdrawal of opioids affect on the human body. However...
Conversation FurthersNPR VIDEO
In The Age Of Legalization, Talking To Kids About Marijuana Gets Tougher NPR AUDIO
November 10, 2017 - “The changing legal landscape has a lot to do with adolescents’ changing perceptions,” D’Amico says. “That’s why we really need to change the conversation around this drug.”
MEDIA: Not That 13th Step
Bob Reese, PhD talks about ‘The 13th Step’ to Alcoholism Recovery
Nov. 10, 2017 - Bob Reese, PhD wanted to share his personal story to better understand how recovering alcoholics and addicts not only maintain recovery but go on to thrive in life. It prompted him to write “The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery” 
Distractions for Free?
Addiction for Fun and Profit
Nov. 10, 2017 - Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies strive to keep users hooked. Does that make them evil?
Report: Miley Cyrus Committed To Sobriety, Active In L.A. Recovery 
Nov. 10, 2017 - Weed smoking and twerking are a thing of the past! 
Treatment VIDEO
Sex addiction therapy: ‘You can’t stop by yourself’VIDEO
Nov. 10, 2017 - Deborah Schiller, director of Pine Grove’s Gratitude program, talks about the signs of sex addiction … Imagine getting a call from a 14-year-old seeking treatment for sex addiction. It’s happened at the Gratitude program, part of Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg.
One Hassle at a Time
After four DUIs and two prison stays, now-sober lawyer fights for her practice
November 9, 2017 - Her current practice specializes in family law, and she has represented domestic-abuse survivors, addicts and people facing deportation. She says most of her clients pay reduced rates because they lack resources...
Time to Krackdown
Supplement to ‘cure’ heroin addiction could be addicting too
Nov. 11, 2017 - An herbal supplement called kratom — hailed by some as a miracle cure for heroin addiction, and assailed by others as a deadly habit-forming substance in itself — is flying off the shelves at dozens of New York city smoke shops and cafes. The Southeast Asian plant-based drug is currently in regulatory limbo, legal in New York and 42 other states...
Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.
Nov. 11, 2017 - His evenings are spent in the familiar company of barflies, revelers and party seekers. Except Mr. Nin is not their companion. He is their ride...As an Uber driver in New York City, he frequently chauffeurs intoxicated customers. He says he does not feel tugs of jealousy or temptation being around such clients. If anything, he said, he feels remorse.
Seeing is BelievingVIDEO
Parents reunite with missing opioid-addict children after seeing them onCNN VIDEO
November 12, 2017 - Friends of Donovan found him after seeing the report and told his mother, Kristina Barboza, where he was. “If my son were to die, I just don’t know how I would go on,” she said in a follow-up story.
One door closes, a trap door opens
The dangers of vaping
Nov 13, 2017 - Not only are e-cigarettes assuredly not the healthy alternative to smoking that we once thought; new research shows they may hold their own set of health risks...“Once you have your immune system cells come to the lungs they will attack that area thinking it needs to be destroyed. Over time, that process can destroy your lung, which is when you develop lung diseases.”
Reflections onCARE TALKS, New York City
On a beautiful early fall evening, a nip in the New York Greenwich Village air, I anxiously arrived at the Sheen Center to hear 12 well known advocates for recovery address over 250 concerned and caring civilians attending “Care Talks,” the inaugural event hosted by the McShin Foundation of Richmond, VA.
Sobriety and the Artist
NEW ARTIST'S CORNER! Shira Goldberg answers 20 Questions!
Shira Goldberg is a staunch advocate in the areas of addiction recovery and of best practices, including harm reduction. After overcoming her own battles...
Travesty House
Addiction treatment center still has waiting list - and empty beds
Nov. 10, 2017 - The waiting list for Medicaid patients to receive treatment at Rimrock is 160 names long. And yet on any given day, 16 to 20 beds at the addiction center’s main facility sit empty. That’s due to an obscure federal law that limits Medicaid dollars from paying for treatment at any mental health or substance abuse center with more than 16 beds.
...unlikely to rebuke Duterte for mass drug war killings
Nov. 12, 2017 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands. SEE PHOTOS HERE - Article@WashingtonPost
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