Friday, November 23, 2018

November 20, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 18
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
Sackler family faces criminal investigations for opioid crisis
Nov. 19, 2018 - “This is essentially a crime family … drug dealers in nice suits and dresses,” said Paul Hanly, a New York city lawyer who represents Suffolk county and is also a lead attorney in a huge civil action playing out in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio, involving opioid manufacturers and distributors. More@TheGuardian.com

Here’s Why Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. Is Plummeting
Nov. 16, 2018 - Shares of Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHC), a company focused on providing psychiatric and chemical dependency services, dropped 19% as of 12:05 p.m. EST on Friday. The decline appears to be linked to the release of a report from a short-seller.

KLEAN drug treatment center sued over sober living debts 
November 16, 2018 - Klean is also behind on rent at the downtown office it has rented for more than three years and has been locked out, but still has furniture and other equipment inside, Fitzpatrick said.

Switzerland’s Experiment with Addiction Treatment
NOVEMBER 9, 2018 - “I started taking heroin as a way of coping with my psychological problems,” said David, 50, an addict for 25 years. More@TheNation.com

Death and Life VIDEO
Lil Xan Announces He Will Go to Rehab and Change His Rap NameVIDEO
NOVEMBER 16, 2018 - Lil Xan is rethinking his recreational drug use. In an Instagram announcement, the rapper revealed to his fans that he will be checking into a rehab facility. More@TheSource.com

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Message from Thanatos VIDEO
Alcohol is killing more people, and younger, especially women VIDEO
Nov. 16, 2018 - One alarming statistic: Deaths among women rose 67 percent. Women once drank far less than men, and their more moderate drinking helped prevent heart disease, offsetting some of the harm...

Parents struggle to handle children’s tech habits
Nov. 19, 2018 - It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were surveyed were concerned that using gadgets meant their children slept poorly. More@BBC

3 simple steps to kick your social media addiction
Nov. 19 2018 - Add up all the five or 10-minute bits of time you spend mindless scrolling Twitter/Facebook/Instagram etc. and you might be embarrassed about how much of your life you waste on something that studies have shown makes us unhappy. More@FastCompany.com

Acadia Healthcare: Very Scary Findings From A 14-Month Investigation
Nov. 16, 2018 - Many patients and families are alleging various incidents of misconduct, which include wrongful death, sexual assault, and abuse/neglect of patients, some of whom are under 18.

"Do it trembling if you must, but do it!"
— Emmet Fox
Wilco Wonder VIDEO
Drugs, anxiety and sobriety define Jeff Tweedy as much as his musicVIDEO
Nov. 17, 2018 - Jeff Tweedy wrote in a new memoir “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” that while gaining recognition for his talents, he had to start confronting his addictions and anxieties, while shaping his path toward sobriety...

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales
Nov. 17, 2018 - Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

California Fire Hits ‘Rehab Riviera,’ Putting Addiction Care in Jeopardy
Nov. 16, 2018 - At Creative Care’s serene hilltop campus in Malibu, Calif., patients typically pay more than $35,000 a month to be treated for addiction and mental health problems against the backdrop of a spectacular Pacific Ocean view. More@NYTimes.com

Grad hopes to help others through book about addiction
Nov. 18, 2018 - Petersen said she wrote “Understanding Addiction: Behind the Scenes” to help people get a different perspective on addiction and better understand why someone may be affected by it. More@TDN.com

Wrong Steps VIDEO
Operator of sobriety house linked to fraudulent activity VIDEO
Nov. 14, 2018 - Operator of sobriety house linked to fraudulent activity... More@CBS46.com

Exercise may help beat drug addiction
Nov. 14, 2018 - Where an addict normally uses drugs, the people an addict uses drugs with and the paraphernalia they use to consume the drugs all act as cues that can derail an addict’s recovery process. More@UPI.com

Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption
Nov. 14, 2018 - The study, recently published online in Hepatology, found that as temperature and sunlight hours dropped, alcohol consumption increased. Climate factors also were tied to binge drinking and the prevalence of alcoholic liver disease... More@MedicalXpress.com

New Orleans doctor sentenced to 2 years in federal prison in pill mill case
Nov. 16, 2018 - Knight, a longtime advisor to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, also pleaded guilty in January 2017 to his role in running a “pill mill.” 

Celebrities help drive rise in Arizona rehab tourism
Nov. 16, 2018 - Arizona has become a rehab tourism destination for celebrities — including Harvey Weinstein, Selena Gomez, Tiger Woods and Kevin Spacey — who have found themselves in hot water and traveled to Arizona for treatment for everything from alcoholism to drug addiction to sex addiction.More@AZBigMedia.com

Another Heartbreaking Loss VIDEO
Addiction consultant fatally overdoses VIDEO
Nov 14, 2018 - Jeremiah Jackson died on Nov. 10 after a drug overdosed. Jackson worked as a treatment consultant at American Addiction Centers in Brentwood, TN helping others with their addictions. 

Residents face eviction after feds shut down state’s largest sober living provider
November 19, 2018 - Frank Montero, owner of TLC Residential sober living homes, in his apartment on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. More@SFExaminer.com

Leah Messer Admits to Past Drug Problem
November 17, 2018 - Coming clean. Leah Messer opened up about her past problem with prescription pill abuse in a Wednesday, November 14, episode of her “Life Reboot” podcast. More@USMagazine.com

Minnesota doctor works with drugmaker
NOVEMBER 19, 2018 —A potent and controversial new opioid painkiller won federal approval this month based heavily on the work of a University of Minnesota doctor with a history of paid advocacy for the pharmaceutical industry. More@StarTribune.com

This drug saves Americans from opioid overdoses. Its price has been hiked 600 percent.
Nov 19, 2018 - Kaleo has hiked the price of its naloxone drug by 600 percent — from $575 to $4,100 — over the last four years. According to a new investigative report from Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE), the drug company wanted to “capitalize on the opportunity” presented by America’s opioid crisis. More@Vox.com

SB 1228 – Body Brokering
By Mick Meagher
I have been in the addiction treatment field for over 43 years. I have held virtually every position from Intake counselor to CEO. I have restructured 8 treatment centers of various sizes and licenses. I am a licensed attorney with over 25 years of health care law experience. I have witnessed the addiction treatment field settle for crumbs from the federal and state governments, from insurance companies as well as others. In spite of all of the hard work by many outstanding individuals and their agencies, once again we have settled. More@AREB

Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97
Nov. 15, 2018 - Professor Fingarette challenged the theory that alcoholism is a progressive disease that can be dealt with only by abstinence, and he concluded that treatment could include moderated drinking. Many academics and medical professionals denounced those views as heresy. But they were invoked by the United States Supreme Court in the 1988 decision Traynor v. Turnage.

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