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More middle school girls are inflicting self-pain. Experts say it might be smartphones
November 21, 2017 - Self-harming behaviors like ingesting poisons, cutting and overdosing on drugs are strong indicators of suicide — the second-leading cause of death among people between 10 and 24 years old in 2015…
How opioid epidemic is impacting the African American communityVIDEO
November 21, 2017 - n the first six months of this year, the number of black overdoses upticked to 23 percent. But the vast majority of overdoses remained white. Why? Among the reasons, according to the National Institute of Health, is that doctors are less likely to prescribe opioid painkillers to blacks than whites, for the same ailments.
Saving Lives in the ‘Overdose Capital of America’ VIDEO
Nov. 22, 2017 - Heroin(e) is a powerful film that follows the stories of three women in Huntington, West Virginia, who are battling the opioid crisis on its front lines. Drug addiction is so common in Huntington, the “overdose capital of America,” that it’s weaved into the fabric of everyday life.
I am a Lawyer in Recovery, and I Refuse to be Anonymous
November 22, 2017 - I will proudly tell my story to anyone who will listen. I will hold myself out as a recovering alcoholic to everyone I know. I will be honest when asked about having a drink, explaining I do not drink because I’m a recovering alcoholic. I will identify myself in public so that the still-suffering alcoholic may come across me and want to hear more about the promises of sobriety.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic, and at least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. During this special episode, The Takeaway dives deep into the crisis. Here’s what you’ll find:
Should Hospitals Be Punished For Post-Surgical Patients’ Opioid Addiction? NPR AUDIO
Nov. 26, 2017 - “I had every single symptom in the book,” Herzog says. “And there was no recognition by these really professional, senior, seasoned doctors at Boston’s finest hospitals that I was going through withdrawal.” … Herzog’s story is one doctors are hearing more and more. “We have many clinicians prescribing opioids without any understanding of opioid withdrawal symptoms,” says Dr. Andrew Kolodny…
Oct. 27, 2017 - Nearly half of all meals eaten in this country are now eaten alone. Teenagers and young millennials are spending less time just “hanging out” with their friends than any generation in recent history, replacing real-world interaction with smartphones ... the average American now spends less than four minutes a day “hosting and attending social events,”...
Half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior
Nov. 22, 2917 - These are risks that are not inherited, and mostly the result of behavior that can be changed, like...not eating enough fruits and vegetables, drinking alcohol and, most importantly, smoking...
November 21, 2017 - Pharmaceutical companies made billions promoting the aggressive prescribing of opioids. Now they’ll make billions from treating the consequences of overprescription ... Analysts estimate that the follow-on opioid market is worth at least $3 billion a year.
New Season of A&E's 'Intervention' looks at opioid Addiction
Nov. 27, 2017 - A&E starts a new season of docuseries Intervention with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, Jan. 2. The season will follow interconnected stories of addicts and their families suffering from opioid addiction. Living in the affluent Atlanta suburbs known as “The Heroin Triangle,” the families highlight the desperate need for support..
Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween, early teen girls
Nov. 21, 2017 - Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14 … Young people have higher rates of nonfatal self-inflicted injuries, according to Mercado.
...study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox
Nov. 20, 2017 - New research suggests you can do it the way most treatment-seeking addicts in the state do — by undergoing a medically-supervised “detoxification” that’s difficult, expensive and highly prone to failure.
Psychological Link Between Trauma And Work Addiction
November 9, 2017 - ...Maté was an infant when the Nazis invaded Hungary, and his family’s flight from Budapest took what he considers to be a lifelong toll on him. In the light of the Holocaust, his mother…
Nov. 20, 2017 - “7 Hills” is a series about second chances, new beginnings and redemption. The series deals with talented young people facing the reality of drug addiction and the deep-rooted pain it can cause everyone involved.
Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference NPR AUDIO
November 22, 2017 - Dr. Terry Horton, chief of addiction medicine and medical director of Project Engage at Christiana Care Health System, testified about opioid addiction before a U.S. Senate committee in May.
You don’t have to be an alcoholic or addict to have problems with drugs and alcohol. In fact, 97% of people who drink and use never develop alcoholism or addiction. 3% however—and that’s millions of people—have all kinds of problems. Some are easily solved, others are severe and life threatening.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The McShin Foundation of Richmond, Virginia, seeks special permit approval to operate a 28-day, overnight recovery program … Parents ... spoke movingly about family members’ and friends’ battles to overcome addiction…
Addiction Affects Family Too - But There’s Free Help
Nov. 25, 2017 - Al-Anon helped her better understand what her loved one was going through with their addiction. Baber said, “That has helped me to realize that it wasn’t really necessarily really a choice that he was making, but it was something that he really had little control over.”
November. 24, 2017 - “I’m in a good place, you know?” she says. “I’m not doing nothing I shouldn’t be doing. I’m not lying to nobody. I’m not sneaking around. Plus, I have a baby. I’m really busy!” To get her insurer to cover her addiction medicine, Hall has to prove she’s in counseling.
November 24, 2017 - In New York, addiction counselors must be credentialed by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and starting next year, the agency is requiring all counselors to have — at minimum — an associate degree.
Nov. 27, 2017 - You’re dealing with meth, you’re dealing with the opioids, you’re dealing with the heroin,” … “They’re bringing the pills into the workplace,” says Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, a former district court judge and prosecutor in Michigan...