Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 16
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
FDA approves opioid painkiller 1,000 times stronger than morphine.
Fears of more overdose deaths!
Nov. 2, 2018 - The opioid is five to 10 times more potent than pharmaceutical fentanyl. A tiny pill that is just three millimeters in diameter, it is likely to worsen the nation’s drug crisis, according to critics and the head of the FDA’s advisory committee on painkillers.

Does sex addiction really exist?
November 5, 2018 - But quickly Neila got hooked. Her upbringing in a socially conservative family where sex was never discussed left her “defenseless” she says. Every day she was thinking about how quickly she could get home to choose a film and a sex toy and start to masturbate. She describes the process for me. “It starts slowly...

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Former Florida Marlin Sentenced to 4 Years for Con Involving Drug Addicts’ Urine
Nov. 2, 2018 - Thursday in federal court West Palm Beach, Fla., Wayne was sentenced to 46 months in prison, ordered to repay $3.8 million defrauded from insurers, and fined $20,000, after pleading guilty to health care fraud. 

Help is in your mind's eye VIDEO
Using Virtual Reality to Beat Addiction VIDEO
Nov 1, 2018 - Virtual reality is being used to help those struggling with addiction. During a therapy session, the headset places patients in realistic virtual situations that help them work through triggers of drug and alcohol addiction...

“Horror” of Drug Addiction and Ignoring Mental Health
November 2, 2018 - What messages can teens learn from horror films?

Local Sober Hero VIDEO
A New York Soccer Story: ‘Coach Jake’ VIDEO
2017 - Jacobson, a former heroin addict now afflicted with hepatitis C, tells a tale of redemption and fulfillment through the lives of his players, who came to the United States from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. He helped some further their education through soccer while others chose their own paths.

Cellphone radiation linked to brain cancer
Nov 02, 2018 - ...they examined 30,000 rats and mice that were exposed to radiation nine hours a day for two years. The exposures began before birth and continued until they were about 2 years old.

13 Times Stars Got Very Real About Their Dark Struggles with Addiction in 2018
Nov. 3, 2018 - For as long as Hollywood has existed, drug & alcohol problems have seemed to plague its population. And for almost as long, those struggling from addiction have kept to the shadows, left to suffer in silence, cloaked unfairly in shame.

Drunk Baggage Handler Falls Asleep in Hold, Flies to Chicago
Nov. 1, 2018 - Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago.

Former bowling alley to become $27M drug rehab center
Nov. 1, 2018 - The pile of rubble and dirt on the site of the former Baker Lanes bowling alley in Cherry Hill will soon be transformed into a $27 million, 90-bed inpatient substance-abuse treatment facility.

Mom loaded gun that 2-year-old son fatally shot himself with as protection against meth dealer
Nov 2, 2018 - Melissa Adamson, 32, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child abuse resulting in the death of Lokhi Richard Bloom. She posted $10,000 bail and was released.

On the recovery road: Activist battling opioid addiction
Oct. 30, 2018 - Ryan Hampton is three years into recovery from a decade of an opioid addiction. Now, he is traveling around the United States as an advocate for recovery...

Highs and lows: Drug addiction takes its toll mentally, physically
Nov. 2, 2018 - Ashley Sloan’s first steps toward heroin addiction started innocently with her pregnancy.

I Allowed My Father Back Into My Life, Even After His Alcoholism Damaged It
October 26, 2018 - I fought anorexia and its many demons throughout high school. All of this aside, the one hardship that united us most significantly was the man once most present in our collective lives: my father.

Demi Moore Opens Up About Her Recovery: ‘I Just Never Felt Good Enough’
Oct. 27, 2018 - she was honored with the Woman of the Year Award by Los Angeles-based women’s recovery center and sober living program Peggy Albrecht Friendly House.

What is addiction?
October 15, 2018 - Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm...

“Birth was the death of him.”
Samuel Beckett
Utah State Senator Tries Marijuana on Camera
Oct. 26, 2018 - A Utah state senator decided to try cannabis for the first time—and film it—ahead of the state’s vote on legalizing medical marijuana.

Protecting Our Young ... and Old AUDIO
A Community Decided to Treat its Opioid Problem Like a Natural Disaster NPR AUDIO
October 28, 2018 - But heroin addiction and abuse are not just a big city problem, as Trenary had thought. While the bulk of fatal overdoses still happen in urban areas...

Gaming Addiction is on the Rise 
Oct. 27, 2018 - design of online games has reached a new level of sophistication, appealing to millions of people. There are more than 2.3 billion active gamers in the world this year, of which almost half spend money on games.

Careless or Co-Opted? VIDEO
Prescription Drug Deaths Jump to Record Highs: 273 Fatalities in San Diego Last Year VIDEO
Oct 26, 2018 -Ten years after Sandy Nolan’s son died of a heroin overdose, the drug abuse problem in San Diego is even worse.

To RSVP for Tian: Please call or text 310-767-6970
Nov. 2, 2018 - Every year since RRFF sprouted up in New York, I’ve attended this awesome week-long festival and had a blast meeting sober people. The fest is the brainchild of Leonard Buschel, founder of Writers in Treatment (WIT), a nonprofit organization that helps alcoholic and addicted writers get clean. WIT also publishes the Addiction Recovery Bulletin newsletter, and created the annual Experience Strength and Hope Awards. This year’s big award winner was Jane Velez-Mitchell for her New York Times best-selling memoir, iWANT: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life.
Buschel spoke to The Fix about how he got here and what makes this year's RRFF so special.
“After 26 years of abusing everything from Valium to vodka and cocaine to codeine, I crashed and burned. I smoked my breakfast, drank my lunch and snorted my dinner.”
Finally, beaten to his bottom, the depressed and close-to-hopeless Buschel schlepped himself into 12-step recovery at the Betty Ford Center.
Misguided VIDEO
Why Everything About the Trump Administration’s New Opioid Video Campaign is Wrong VIDEO
Oct. 24, 2018 - “It’s wrong in about every possible way it could be wrong. It’s really bizarre,” says Maia Szalavitz, addiction journalist, Filter contributor and author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction...

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