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November 13, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 17
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Multiple Rehab Facilities Destroyed in Malibu Fires
Nov. 10, 2018 - Reached by phone on Saturday morning, Annette Seidlitz, co-owner and program director of Gratitude Recovery Malibu, a sober-living facility, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We just got info a short time ago that our house is still standing. 

Son of Alleged Pill Mill Operator Indicted in His Father’s Death
NOV 8, 2018 - Authorities in Ohio say an ex-doctor awaiting sentencing for running a pill mill was fatally shot by his 19-year-old son, who initially reported it as a home invasion and is now charged in the slaying. 

“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.” - W.B. Yeats
Father blames "body broker" after son dies during drug rehab
Nov. 8, 2018  It turns out that a person Alex met in treatment was offering him money and airfare to switch to a new rehab in Beverly Hills. "I had all the text messages after my son passed away," said Strickling.

Sex addiction may affect 10 percent of men
Nov. 9, 2018 - Ten percent of men and 7 percent of women say they have significant levels of stress and dysfunction because of their sexual thoughts or behaviors, the researchers reported

Chronic pot use may have serious effects on the brain
Nov. 11, 2018 - Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, but little is known about its effect on health or how addictive it is.

The Doctor & the Comedian AUDIO
Gabor Maté & Russell Brand: Damaged Leaders Rule an Addicted World! AUDIO
November 10, 2018 - Dr. Gabor Maté a renowned specialist in addiction, childhood trauma and stress joins me on the podcast today.

Into Action VIDEO
What Happened After I Found Out My Son Was Addicted to HeroinVIDEO
Oct. 2018 - Eighteen years ago, Lesha Cuttaia got a phone call from her son Frankie Holmes on what should have been a normal snowy Thursday night. It wasn’t.

Parents Are Cutting Off Their Opioid-Addicted Kids — It’s the Toughest Decision of Their Lives
Nov. 12, 2018 - The Humphrey family (from left): Andrew, Kim, Sean, and Michelle at their kitchen table in Glendale, Arizona.

Keep Trying VIDEO
Desperate Mother of a Drug Addict Turns to Lawmakers for HelpVIDEO
November 7, 2018 - With the increase of opioid addiction across the U.S., drug addiction is devastating more families than ever, and one mother in suburban Chicago is fighting to change her power to save her 24-year-old daughter’s life...

Spiritual Sickness VIDEO
A Night Near Death | The ‘Heroin Hug:’ The Warmth That Fuels Addiction VIDEO
November 9, 2018 - It’s hard to understand what addiction feels like if you’ve never been through it.

Full Time Job VIDEO
Black Hawk Down hero now working to help veterans suffering from addiction VIDEO
Nov. 11, 2018 - A legendary soldier who fought in one of this country’s most iconic battles — known as Black Hawk Down — is now engaged in a war to defeat opioid abuse among veterans.

4 Important Reasons to “Keep Coming Back” to AA, Even When We Don’t Need To
11/09/18 - Don’t underestimate just how powerful your presence at a 12-step meeting can be for another person’s recovery.

Tracking addiction: New treatments appear to work
Nov. 11, 2018 - The declaration of a health emergency gives public health agencies and law enforcement new powers to act and respond on a much larger scale.

Do intoxicated rehab patients have the mental capacity to enter contracts?
Nov. 2, 2018 - Clark County Judge Kerry Earley is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the mother of 23-year-old Cody Arbuckle, an Indiana man who died while being treated for heroin addiction at…

4 Environmental Addiction Factors Crucial In Recovery
Nov. 5, 2018 -Americans in colonial times drank 3-5 times as much alcohol as we do now … Just imagine putting down an average of 5-10 drinks per day!!!

Blue Cross of Alabama to drop OxyContin coverage in 2019
Nov. 7, 2018 - reports Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama announced Tuesday that it will stop covering the standard formulation of OxyContin and its generic, oxycodone ER, Jan. 1. The changes are part of the insurer’s opioid management strategy for commercial members.

FDA Is Reportedly Looking to Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Nov. 10, 2018 - Citing senior agency officials familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Commissioner Scott Gottlieb may be looking to begin a potentially multi-year process to have menthols banned.

We Can Rise Again VIDEO
Man resurfaces from grave to raise awareness on opioid addictionVIDEO
November 10, 2018 - The war on drugs got a whole lot deeper this weekend as one man took his fight to his grave and then resurfaced two days later.

Demi Lovato’s Sober Companion Has Friends Worried: “He Was Still Using Drugs Four Months Ago”
Nov. 10, 2018 - The tea-spiller, who was also a drug addict, told the publication that: “He’s been to rehabs all over the world – Mexico, Europe – but he was still using drugs and shooting up only a few months ago.

Stay Focused AUDIO
New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety AUDIO
11-10-2018 -Nicole and Ben Veum, with their little boy, Adrian. Nicole was in recovery from opioid addiction when she gave birth to Adrian, and she worried the fentanyl in her epidural would lead to relapse, but it didn’t.

Drug-addicted are choosing prison over treatment. Will Issue 1 help or hurt? VIDEO
Nov. 2, 2018 - On Oct. 17 in a Hamilton County courtroom, Vance Bailey stood before a judge to find out his punishment for violating probation.

Voters Had Their Say VIDEO
Ohio Issue 1 fails. What’s next for reducing prison population?VIDEO
Nov. 6, 2018 - Ohio voters ultimately saw too many flaws in Issue 1, the proposal to reduce penalties for certain drug offenders.

REEL Recovery Film Festival Returns to New York
Nov. 2, 2018 - Buschel spoke to The Fix... I smoked my breakfast, drank my lunch and snorted my dinner.”
Finally, Buschel schlepped himself into 12-step recovery at the Betty Ford Center.

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