Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 18, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 9
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
The Federal Agency That Fuels the Opioid Crisis
September 17, 2018 - Every day, nearly 200 people across the country die from drug overdoses...The Drug Enforcement Administration, the agency that most directly oversees access to opioids, deserves much of the blame for these deaths.  Opinion@NewYorkTimes

Instagram rolls out a pop-up to address drug addiction
September 13, 2018 - Instagram wants to join the fight against drug addiction in the U.S.

A+ for Advocacy AWESOME AUDIO
How White House staffer, Ryan Hampton, became a “VICTIM” of the opioid crisis AUDIO
Sept. 12, 2018 - Last year, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, mostly from opioids, including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Fentanyl. Drug overdoses have become the number one cause of death for Americans under age 50.

Medicine’s Financial Contamination
Sept. 14, 2018 - The opioid epidemic, to take one recent example, was partly spread by doctors who were persuaded to ignore warning bells and prescribe these drugs liberally by companies that showered them with gifts and consulting fees.

How Betty Ford’s courage and candor helped save lives
Sept. 13, 2018 - Review by Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR and the author of six books about women in American history. “Betty Ford has earned the admiration of our nation for her courage and complete candor. She is the most popular person in our country today.”

Celebration of Life VIDEO
Sia Celebrates 8 Years of Sobriety: ‘You Can Do It’ VIDEO
September 11, 2018 - The private pop star has been open about her battle with substance abuse, which was exacerbated by her rise to fame in 2005.

MEDIA: Film Preview VIDEO
‘A Million Little Pieces’ Director: “I Never Lost The Feeling That it Was Such a Redemptive Story” VIDEO
September 14, 2018 - Sam Taylor-Johnson film adaptation is based on James Frey’s book of the same title, which was initially touted as a memoir about his experience as a meth-addicted writer in a drug rehab facility in Minnesota before it was unveiled that some events detailed in the book were fabricated.

"My mother told me to be a lady. And for her that meant to be your own person. Be independent."
This is Reprehensible’: Nan Goldin Responds to News That Richard Sackler Has Patented an OxyContin-Addiction Drug
September 11, 2018 - The photographer’s activist group PAIN demands that the drug’s manufacturer release its new patent so that the life-saving drug can be produced generically...

America’s Obesity Problem is Getting Even Worse
Sept. 13, 2018 - No single state had its overall obesity rate decline in 2017, it found, while six states saw a increase.

Listen and Learn AUDIO
Johann Hari: The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection AUDIO
September 25, 2018 - Renowned author Johann Hari joins Jack Tame in the Newstalk ZB studio talking about his journey to understand drug addiction and how society may be able to deal with it more effectively.

“A Lifelong Spiritual Walk as a Friend of Bill W.” is a Deeply Personal Reflection on a Life Journey Toward Sobriety & God
Sept. 14, 2018 - She attributes the beginnings of her walk to being led to the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous on her most vulnerable and most teachable day...

Deadly weekend overdoses of cocaine laced with fentanyl
Sept. 14, 2018 - Five people overdosed — including three who died — last weekend after taking cocaine laced with fentanyl in two beach communities, authorities said Friday as they warned that more of the deadly drug may still be on the street, and not just in cocaine.

No Hope in Sight AUDIO
Record Total Number of Deaths in Delaware Suspected OverdosesAUDIO
September 11, 2018 - “It is heartbreaking and alarming to see so many lives lost to suspected overdoses,” said DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a board-certified family physician. “We suspect that many of the overdoses involved fentanyl...

Life Saves Life VIDEO
On the brink of death, single mom overcomes addiction VIDEO
September 11, 2018 -When she was just 16, Laura Scala was prescribed oxycodone for a high school lacrosse injury. The prescription turned the straight-A student into a spiraling addict.

Meet Betty Ford biographer Lisa McCubbin VIDEO
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 -Lisa McCubbin is the author of new book: “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer.”

F.D.A. Cracks Down on Juul and E-Cigarette Retailers
Sept. 12, 2018 - Warning that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave Juul Labs and four other makers of popular vaping devices 60 days to prove...

Nonsense or Bullshit AUDIO
Many ‘Recovery Houses’ Won’t Let Residents Use Medicine to Quit Opioids AUDIO
September 12, 2018 - “When you’re by yourself, you kind of feel lonely,” she explains, and that makes it easier to kid yourself into thinking you can skip Suboxone for one day and use heroin instead without long-term consequences.

Judge, prosecutor oppose measure reducing drug sentences
Sept. 15, 2018 - The ballot initiative has high profile backers, including Mark Zuckerburg and George Soros,and the constitutional amendment has become a hot-button issue across the state.

‘Dope Man’ to speak in Kokomo, confront deadly drug crisis
Sept. 13, 2018 - Tim Ryan, an acclaimed addiction recovery advocate and A&E’s “Dope Man,” will speak at Foster Park next week about a drug crisis that has cost dozens of lives throughout Howard County.

Dialing for Deliverance VIDEO
New “help” line helps families impacted by addiction VIDEO
Sept. 13, 2018 - Jaskulski started working with the Addiction Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. - meeting with government leaders and helping get the organization’s helpline to Wisconsin.

Low-dose aspirin offers no benefit for healthy older people
Sept. 16, 2018 - low-dose aspirin offers healthy, older people no benefit in staving off cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability and increases their risk of bleeding in the digestive tract and brain...

Working Together Together VIDEO
Local Sheriff helps woman overcome 20-year drug addictionVIDEO
Sept. 12, 2018 - “I spent 15 years in a marriage and just doing drugs in secret and I couldn’t do it anymore,” said 38-year-old Renee Weisz, who was hooked on methamphetamines for 20 years.

Drug-Running, Lax Opioid Testing in VA Residential Treatment Programs
Sept. 13, 2018 - Poor oversight and failures in testing procedures led to two non-fatal fentanyl overdoses last year at a VA residential treatment program in upstate New York in which patients acquired the potent synthetic drug from another veteran at the facility...

London musician shares story of addiction, recovery at Salvation Army breakfast
September 14, 2018 -Among those speaking and sharing their stories was London musician Sarah Smith. Smith, a full-time touring musician, calls London her home base and says she’s just a normal person who got caught up in the rockstar lifestyle...

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Roseanne Says Her Namesake Character Dies of an Overdose
Sept 17, 2018 - “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.”
Barr admitted she was unhappy with the way the writers apparently decided to end her character’s arc.

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