Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 5, 2017 • Vol. 5., No. 19
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
"It is what we think we know that keeps us from learning" - Claude Bernard
How to Sell More Drugs to the Downtrodden VIDEO
Abby Martin Talks US Opioid Crisis With Attorney Mike PapantonioVIDEO
Nov. 30, 2017 - In an exclusive interview with Abby Martin, the law professional — who made his name with triumphant lawsuits against big tobacco, chemical corporations and more — said he plans to take the United States’ opioid crisis by the horns.
Picture This
Phone Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry
December 1, 2017 - study suggests that for teens, being hooked on the internet and smartphones may harm brain chemistry ... found an imbalance of chemicals in the brain of “internet-addicted” teenagers. This imbalance was similar to that seen in people experiencing anxiety and depression.
Key to the City VIDEO
Dan Bigg - The Overdose Reverser - VIDEO
Nov. 28, 2017 - If you weren’t looking, you’d miss it: a silver van the size of an ice cream truck parked at North and California and emblazoned with the words Chicago Recovery Alliance ... At the center of it all is CRA’s director, Dan Bigg. 
It's Appening: Zombie Apocalypse?
Facebook launches version of Messenger for young children
Dec. 4, 2017 - ...messaging app for kids ages 6 to 12 to chat with friends and family ... Facebook says it’s going to great lengths to make sure the app does not come off as exploitative ... it’s still worth pointing out that Facebook is going after the next generation of users by targeting children. 
New York, New York
Center Will Provide Free Services for People in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
Nov. 28, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $1.75 million dollar Pillars Recovery Center in New York City. 
Cell Trapped
Possible link found between some Utah suicides, electronics
November 30, 2017 - “A social media connection or a phone connection is not a substitute for a real connection,” ... “People need to go outside ... There is a lack of connectness that is not satisfied by being tethered to a gadget.”
Reality Bites
Opioid crisis makes its way to Art shows this year
Dec. 4, 2017 - An artistic compilation of used drug bags on display in Miami Beach. Around the exhibition called “,” featuring drug addiction-inspired works by contemporary NYC artist Tom Fruin, attendees can pick up a dose of Narcan ... In my experience, addiction is not always as it seems; the whole premise is shifty and the promise is fake,”
Damned If You Do...VIDEO
Opiate shortage could soon affect hospitals VIDEO
Dec 1, 2017 - The FDA lists injections of morphine, fentanyl and hydromorphone, known as Dilaudid, as currently being in short supply.
There Goes the Neighborhood
Phoenix developing rules to regulate sober living homes
Nov 30, 2017 - “There are a lot of good operators that are managing these homes, but there are a lot of bad operators, too,” says Linda Colino with TAP. 
What a Story
Andrew Zimmern Opens Up About His ‘Deranged Drunk and Drugged’ Past 
December 1, 2017 - On Thursday night, the Bizarre Foods star posted a rare photo of his younger self holding up a glass of wine on Instagram. 
Like the Dark Ages
Deaths for people hospitalized for opioids quadrupled since 2000
Dec. 4, 2017 - During the same time period, there was no significant change in the rate of hospital deaths for people admitted in connection with other kinds of drugs besides opioids.
And Doctors Back What?
Lawmakers Back Medication-Assisted Treatment
DECEMBER 1, 2017..the legislation is designed to remove “outdated barriers” so individuals can get inpatient and outpatient care, and participate in sober-living options, while participating in legitimate MAT programs.
On the
American Addiction Centers
Kirk Manz, who holds the top finance spot at AAC (American Addiction Centers) Holdings, has resigned, effective Dec. 31. Chief accounting officer Andrew McWilliams will replace Manz, who has been CFO since joining the firm in January 2012.
Too Tragic for Words
Beloved Bronx teacher found dead in bathroom stall after apparent heroin overdose
Dec. 2, 2017 - Those who knew Azimi said he was a ‘role model’ and ‘veteran teacher’ who was ‘dedicated to educating and uplifting special needs students ... A glassine envelope, the type commonly used for transporting heroin, was found in the cubicle. 
Harlem NocturneVIDEO
Harlem’s Pillars Recovery Center First Addiction Recovery Center Opens VIDEO
Nov. 29, 2017 - “One you’re through with treatment you need that support in the community,” New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said Tuesday. “Only places like this will support people in sobriety for a long time.”
Apomorphine Versus Addiction
The primary purpose of this site –Apomorphine Versus Addiction– is educational. It is devoted to information surrounding the topic of dependency on legal and illegal drugs that, directly or indirectly, affects us all. All opinions are offered in the non-confrontational spirit of greater understanding, but the facts are commended to science and, in particular, the Humanities.
Kindness Not Shameness
Dear Rabbis: Getting Over Addiction Isn’t About Repentance. It’s About Recovery
Nov. 30, 2017 - However, the application of teshuvah to recovery as a whole can be misleading and even dangerous. It may actually discourage many from stepping out to talk about their disease and to seek help. It may inadvertently reinforce the false idea that addiction is a moral weakness or failure.
Life is Less of a Gamble Here
How one Las Vegas center is helping break the cycle of addiction
Dec. 3, 2017 - Years of snorting, using needles, wanting to take their own own lives, interspersed with attempts to clean up and get back on their feet. That’s been life for thousands of Las Vegas men who tried and failed to leave behind the hell of drug addiction before they found Freedom House...
Crossing the TracksVIDEO
Moms on a mission to help recovering addictsVIDEO
December 1, 2017 - It was very powerful to watch, not only the sobriety, but the journey and the behavior change that goes along with the sobriety,” ... “I don’t have my son anymore, but I really need to be his voice. And it’s become apparent that we have a public health emergency,” Singer added.
MEDIA: Book Review
Doctor opens up about struggle with opioid addiction in new memoir
DEC. 2, 2017 - Grant Matheson, author of The Golden Boy, is seen in this undated handout image. Matheson is opening up about his struggle with opioid addiction in a new memoir which details his descent from being a respected physician ... to buying drugs off a patient.
Brown Derby?
DEA creates Kentucky field division 
November 29, 2017 - “I applaud the DEA for taking targeted action in the Appalachian region to crack down on the pervasive drug abuse crisis and help save lives,” Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) tells Behavioral Healthcare Executive in an email. “America’s deadly drug abuse epidemic is taking lives at an alarming rate—every nine minutes another life is lost as a result of an overdose.”
New Suits VIDEO
Arizona lawsuit opens window into lucrative drug rehab business — and allegations of fraudVIDEO
December 4, 2017 - Health Net says in a counterclaim that there was widespread fraud among Arizona and California drug rehab centers in 2015 and 2016, when it alleges”teams of brokers” recruited out-of-state clients to fraudulently obtain insurance policies and to seek treatment in Arizona.
Attention Deficit Ordered?
Here’s how to tell if your child has a screen addiction
Dec. 4, 2017 - Want to know if your kids are morphing into tech-obsessed zombies? Focus on how they use their screened gadgets, not how much time they spend on them ... Other red flags for screen addiction include sneaking around to use devices, losing interest in screenless activities and having a hard time putting down their machines.
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