Wednesday, August 22, 2018

August 21, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 5
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
Behind Aretha Franklin’s successful career was a life of failed marriages and alcoholism
August 17, 2018 - ARETHA Franklin has been an icon of black America for decades, and is widely known as one of the greatest singers in popular music.

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. August 18, 2018 - Dr. Andrew Herring of Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., left, gave a dose of buprenorphine, a drug that eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, to a homeless man who collected cans to pay for bus fare to get to the hospital.

Seven Things That Inevitably Happen to Your Personal Life When You Get Sober by Holly Glenn Whitaker August 17, 2018 - This year, I celebrated five years sober. It’s been over six years since I first started seriously questioning my relationship with alcohol and considered a life without it.

Purdue Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks of Opioid Addiction
August 17, 2018 - The sales pitch was ‘simply not true’ and ‘a smoking gun,’ said one physician at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...

Purdue Pharma: Guilty as Charged VIDEO
Hundreds attend opioid addiction protest in Stamford Friday VIDEO
August 17, 2018 - A couple hundred protesters gathered outside of the Stamford headquarters of drug maker Purdue Pharma on Friday...

‘The devil’s aspirin’: why do so many celebrities like Elon Musk blame Ambien?
August 17, 2018 - Elon Musk’s erratic public declarations are reportedly worrying Tesla board members, and a main concern for executives is a sedative Musk says he has been using: Ambien...

DEA Wants More Marijuana Grown And Fewer Opioids Produced In 2019. Really.
August 16, 2018 - At the same time, DEA is also pushing to reduce the amount of certain opioid drugs—such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl and others—that are produced in the U.S.

Johnny Kline, dead at 86, Harlem Globetrotter Turned Drug abuse Counselor 
August 17 - 2918 - Johnny Kline, a forward for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1950s who spent much of the ’60s addicted to heroin before becoming a drug abuse counselor...

Sister of man found dead gives tearful testimony after seeing arrested ‘Oxy Doc’
July 11, 2018 - Tesher, 82, is accused of prescribing some 2.2 million Oxycodone pills to patients, in addition to a litany of other opioids and pain medications, from 2012 to 2017.

Josh Gordon returns to Browns, vows to put sobriety first
August 18, 2018 - CLEVELAND, Ohio - Josh Gordon returned to the Browns on Saturday with a vow to put his sobriety and mental well-being at the forefront.

Rash of overdoses show dangers of powerful synthetic drugs VIDEO
August 16, 2018 - On the same day that more than two dozen people were raced from a New Haven, Conn., park to emergency rooms after violent reactions to synthetic marijuana...

"Mirror is my best friend because when I cry, it never laughs.” - Charlie Chaplin
Will Self Interview: Rehab and Bristol’s “nasty” drug problem
August 17, 2018 - After overcoming his own addiction, writer Will Self is back in rehab, this time to help keep it open...

Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’
August 14, 2018 - In this study, the researchers devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping in the laboratory, using lung tissue samples provided by eight non-smokers.

Painting Portsmouth,
by Sam Quinones
August 12, 2018 - Portsmouth, a small town I wrote about in Dreamland, has been slowly rebounding from years of economic decline and drug addiction...

HMP Acquires Vendome's Behavioral Healthcare Unit
July 10, 2018 - Healthcare industry publisher HMP has reached an agreement to acquire the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC), including a pair of trade magazines and a suite of annual events, from Vendome Group...

American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It by Ryan Hampton
August 2018 - “The opioid crisis affects so many all across America - I’m proud that Ryan found help and is now helping others.” - President Bill Clinton

Elvis’ addiction was the perfect prescription for an early death
August 16, 2018 - Today’s tears belong to musical monarch Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
2014 - Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward...

What is Synthetic Marijuana?
AUGUST 16, 2018 - Synthetic marijuana — also known as “K2,” “spice,” “crazy monkey,” and “Scooby snacks” — is a designer drug.

Deep brain stimulation might one day treat the worst cases of alcohol addiction
August 17, 2018 - Millions of people around the world are struggling with alcohol addiction, but only a small fraction stop drinking or seek treatment for their addiction.

Talking Helps VIDEO
Fighting drug addiction in teens: What parents should know VIDEO
August 14th 2018 - Young kids could easily be addicted to substances, like marijuana and cocaine, according to experts.

An Overdose Left Him With Brain Damage. Now What?
August 18, 2019 - An overdose of heroin and fentanyl four years ago left Andrew Foote with severe brain damage after his brain was starved of oxygen for approximately 30 minutes...

Epidemic: Two Recent Gifts to Fight Drug Addiction Are the Exception, Not the Rule
August 16, 2018 - The second grant is a $2 million grant from the Merck Foundation to tackle the opioid epidemic in West

US multinational buys into UK rehab centres as demand grows
August 17, 2018 - Eli Global invests in private clinics amid fears of shortage of publicly funded facilities...

Set to Save Lives VIDEO
Gov. declares September addiction ‘recovery month’ VIDEO
August 16, 2018 - “Addiction knows no boundaries,” Jordan Hansen with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation said. Hansen said he battled with addiction 10 years ago.

BFC Foundation Claims Groups Fraudulently Using Name
August 15, 2018 - Websites associated with Freedom Healthcare of America and Addiction Enders are using deceptive practices and unauthorized trademark material to mislead consumers seeking addiction treatment away from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation...

Very Un-natural High VIDEO
76 people sickened by K-2 at Connecticut park VIDEO
August 15, 2018 - Another 5 people refused medical attention and were not in enough distress to be transported for treatment, he said. Three arrests have been made in the case...

‘Patrick Melrose’: How Benedict Cumberbatch Became an Expert in Addiction to Deliver His Best
Aug. 18, 2018 - The 42-year-old British star, who moves easily from comic-book roles like Marvel’s Doctor Strange to the BBC’s urbane “Sherlock” and the high drama of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” scored his sixth Emmy nomination...

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
August 15, 2018 - ... the crisis worsened in the first year of the Trump presidency, a continuation of a long-term trend. During 2017, the president declared the opioid crisis a national public health

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