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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.
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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