Thursday, December 13, 2018

December 11, 2018 • Vol. 6., No. 21
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American Addiction Centers stock goes from $46.60 to $2.00
December 6, 2018 - American Addiction Centers, one of the nation’s largest for-profit drug and alcohol recovery chains, with facilities in Las Vegas, is closing centers in California and Louisiana and laying off employees, including an undisclosed number of workers in Las Vegas.

The plot thickens...
Klean ‘kollapse’? Local employees left in limbo by rehab company
Dec. 7, 2018 - The Klean drug and alcohol treatment center closed abruptly on Dec. 4, displacing eight patients and leaving about 25 locals without jobs or even paychecks, and Klean facilities in Astoria appear to have closed down as well.

The Opioid Epidemic’s First Corporate Casualty
December 4, 2018 - There were lavish dinners, strip-club visits and gun-range outings, all of which led to booming sales of one of the world’s most powerful — and dangerous — pain drugs.

Korn’s Brian Welch Survives Addiction in ‘Loud Krazy Love’ Trailer VIDEO
DECEMBER 4, 2018 -“I couldn’t stop being bad to my body. I couldn’t stop these addictions. I had become an animal,” guitarist admits in clip for Showtime documentary...

Today’s Drug Abusers Are Not Just Yesterday’s Patients
DECEMBER 4, 2018 - I’ve encouraged using the term “Fentanyl Crisis” rather than “Opioid Crisis” to describe the situation, because it more accurately points to its cause—nonmedical users accessing drugs in the dangerous black market fueled by drug prohibition...

Doing No Harm AUDIO
For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started with Recruiting Right Doctor AUDIO
December 9, 2018 - “We were seeing substance use disorders killing our community and we felt it was our job to step up,” says Reba Rice, the clinic’s CEO. “We feel that all of our patients and community members deserve a life worth living.” Many rural communities lack basic resources for substance abuse.
“Let food be thy medicine.” - HIPPOCRATES
Why is Pizza So Addictive?
December 16, 2018 - Pizza is the number one addictive food. The combination of pizza’s ingredients “seem to be especially rewarding and do not occur together in foods found in nature ... and this may contribute to its association with addictive-like eating behaviors” In fact...
Race to the Morgue VIDEO
‘It didn’t happen overnight’: How the U.S. opioid crisis got so badVIDEO
December 9, 2018 - “A little over a century ago, the American government set up its basic response to drugs of addiction,” he told Yahoo Finance. “The decision was to divide the drug markets into two types: medical and nonmedical.”

Can Drink Again VIDEO
Dennis Quaid reveals that he did 2 grams of cocaine every day before getting clean VIDEO
Dec. 3, 2018 - The 64-year-old actor sat down with The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview in which he revealed that he was a daily cocaine user during the 1980s when his star was on the rise.

Parents agonize: ‘Did our son really have to die?’
December 10, 2018 - Brandon Nelson arrived at Sovereign on Feb. 23 to forge a new path forward. Two weeks later, he was dead. The Nelsons were steered toward Sovereign Health, a behavioral and mental health company with residential programs based in San Clemente. Sovereign operated addiction treatment centers but also ran residential programs specifically for mental illness.”
Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children
Dec. 7, 2018 - An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder.

You’re in Recovery. What Should You Eat?
Dec. 3, 2018 - Dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach and parsley are great for boosting L-glutamine levels. Some other natural sources for this amino acid include beets, carrots, beans, Brussels sprouts, celery, papaya and protein-rich foods like beef, chicken, fish, dairy products and eggs...

Joint Relief VIDEO
First person in UK to get cannabis prescription was previously given opiates 50 times stronger than heroin for chronic pain VIDEO
December 4, 2018 - Doctors prescribed the 32-year-old with morphine and fentanyl, an opiate 50 times more powerful than heroin. She described the experience as leaving her feeling like “a zombie” and “completely out of it”. Moreover, she was still unable to live life as she done before the stroke.

42 Reviews of Ben is Back VIDEO
Dec. 2018 – Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges pour their hearts and souls into the unflinching and unforgettable addiction drama about a mother who can’t quite trust the son she loves..

Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
Dec. 7, 2018 - “People in their 80s and 90s, even retired Air Force colonels, are finding such relief” with cannabis, said Ms. Horne. “Almost everybody I know is using it in one form or another” — including her husband Hal, 68, a retired insurance broker ...

Addiction Horror Film VIDEO
‘Ben Is Back’: A Mother and Son Face the Horrors of AddictionVIDEO
Dec. 5, 2018 - When the title character shows up early in “Ben Is Back” — just before Christmas, at his family’s big house in a suburban town north of New York City — the mood tilts from domestic drama toward domestic horror. Even after the menacing, hooded figure skulking around near the driveway is recognized as a son and brother (played by Lucas Hedges), the queasy feeling of terror doesn’t quite abate. Ben, unexpectedly home from rehab, scares almost everyone.

Three men charged for roles in overdose death at sober living
December 3, 2018 - Three men have been charged for their alleged role in the overdose death of their housemate in a Baton Rouge “sober living facility.” ... The four men are reported to have ingested drugs together before returning to their respective rooms.

More Money VIDEO
Why would anyone cut heroin with fentanyl? VIDEO
Dec. 4, 2018 - These lab-made drugs can be very potent and they are increasingly showing up in supplies of drugs that buyers believed were heroin. Because the fentanyl and related drugs are so powerful, it’s easy to overdose. That’s why so many users die.

The Strongest Evidence Yet for a Highly Controversial Treatment
December 8, 2018 - When other approaches fail, the most effective way to fight a heroin addiction can be heroin itself.

New Memoir Details Author’s Near-Death Experiences, Recovery from Alcohol/Drugs
DEC. 5, 2018 - “Experience the miracles and the near-death experiences, that brings a life-changing eternal outlook,” Klingele says “Stay in the moment, last breath of air is gone the next ones not here yet, and we cannot even expect that one, and we are all going to have a last one.”

Viewpoint: The Slippery Slope of ED Buprenorphine
Dec. 1, 2018 - Research: No studies have demonstrated that ED-administered buprenorphine promotes sustained sobriety, but the practice has been embraced by the press, administrators, and community leaders.

National Addiction Expert Warns There’s a Bigger Threat Looming Than Opioids
Dec. 03, 2018 - increases in the number of people addicted to and dying from overdoses involving cocaine and methamphetamine use, with a direct correlation to both drugs being increasingly available on our streets due to rising international production and trafficking,” says Dr. Carise, chief scientific officer for Recovery Centers of America and adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine...

By Columnist Megan McArdle
The incredibly unpopular idea that could stem opioid deaths VIDEO
Dec. 4, 2018 - Suicide and substance abuse are commonly called “deaths of despair,” because that’s where people turn when their pain is brighter than their hope. And since the epicenters of the opioid epidemic tend to be found in declining rural areas and decaying Rust Belt towns, it’s tempting to blame economic despair in particular.

The Overdose Crisis Is So Bad That Experts Want To Prescribe Heroin To Treat Addiction
December 6, 2018 - “It’s prescribing and injecting it in a carefully controlled setting for people who haven’t gotten any help any other way.”

Jersey Doctor Sentenced for Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring
Dec. 4, 2018 - Dr. George Beecher, 78, of New Providence, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. However, the judge allowed Beecher to remain free on bail while pursues an appeal of his conviction.

State of Compassion AUDIO
Pennsylvania hands out anti-opioid-overdose drug across the state AUDIO
DECEMBER 6, 2018 - Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state next week, including more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. KYW Newsradio’s Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert reports.

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’- Song accused of being an “Ode to Roofies”
Dec. 7, 2018 - The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” controversy continues. The daughter of the song’s original composer is speaking out about against critics of the song, arguing that her father, Frank Loesser, had no ill intentions when writing it...

Banned Song VIDEO
Baby It’s Cold Outside VIDEO
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