Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY 2019 - Nothing Salacious...YET!

HAPPY 2019
January 1, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 24
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
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"The most important decision you will ever make is to be in a good mood. " - Voltaire
New York Times Multimedia FILM
A Visual Journey Through Addiction FILM
December 2018 - “It’s like being hugged by Jesus.” 
— Amanda Ryan-Carr, 24, Pennsylvania
“I remember feeling like I was exhaling from holding my breath for my whole life. Just intense relief from suffering.” — Matt Statman, 48, Michigan

Tips for a healthier you in 2019
Dec. 26, 2018 - Whatever your style when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, there’s one thing science can say for certain: Small changes can have a big impact. Whether the topic was weight loss or brain science, the power of going slow is a theme that popped up repeatedly in our health reporting throughout 2018.

Depression may be a side effect of some common drugs
December 24, 2018 - The study authors found that about 200 prescription drugs, including some often used by older adults — such as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat acid reflux and beta blockers for hypertension — can lead to depression.

Philly bans tobacco use at addiction treatment programs
DECEMBER 28, 2018 - Smoking will no longer be permitted at the 80 inpatient addiction treatment programs under contract with Philadelphia beginning next year, the city announced on Friday.

I have a successful career, money and a lovely boyfriend but I’m secretly an alcoholic
Dec. 25, 2018 - My name is Natalie and I’m an alcoholic. Words that, after three and half years, simply roll off my tongue now, but this hasn’t always been the case. I could admit that I had a bad relationship with alcohol or that I didn’t have a stop button, but it never occurred to me that my problem was, in fact, alcoholism.

Executive Corner with Kat Cross
Kat Cross is a native Chicagoan with an impressive background of life experiences. Alongside studying three subjects — Theater; Psychology; and Recreation, Parks & Tourism — at Western Illinois University, she served in the Army National Guard for 10 years.
Q. At which of the schools you attended did you learn the most?
A. While I was at Army Boot Camp and Advanced Individual Training I learned so much about myself and how much more I was capable of than I had previous thought possible.
Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. I believe leaders are born and I believe that people need to do their own personal healing in order to cultivate their skill sets.
Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. Dead Poets Society

How Nostalgia Can Be Good for Your Health 
Dec. 26, 2018 - We all know people who love to reminisce about memories from the past. Sometimes it’s charming, but if it’s done too often, you might feel tempted to shake your relative or friend and say, “Snap out of it! Come back to the here and now.”

Ace Frehley Says Non-Sobriety Figured in Firing of His Band
December 16, 2018 - “I got sober a couple of times over the years… but invariably I’d relapse because I’d get on a bus with a bunch of musicians who were getting high, smoking pot and drinking beer and whatever. How long you gonna last on a bus before you end up saying, ‘Gimme a cold one’?…”

A Small Town Confronts Its Addiction Crisis
December 16, 2018 -The 2016 viral photo of a couple passed out in a car while a child sits in the back seat triggered a painful moment of self-reflection in East Liverpool, Ohio. The community took steps to address its addiction problem, while progress has been spotty, hope remains.

Still Doin' It VIDEO
Having Sex Boosts Old People’s Health VIDEO
December 13, 2018 - Young adults may deny older relatives are having sex ... Humans are sexual beings. This urge does not stop when the clock strikes 60. Or even 90.

American Addiction Centers & Young People In Recovery Party
Dec. 20, 2018 - American Addiction Centers (NYSE: AAC), a leading national provider of drug and alcohol addiction treatment services, announces a new partnership with Young People In Recovery (YPR), an organization that provides resources and services to the recovery community...

Raiders’ Darren Waller works toward sobriety and chance at stardom
December 21, 2018- In “Unguarded,” the powerful ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about basketball player Chris Herren and his addiction to drugs and alcohol, there’s a passage where Herren explains that he always shaved in the shower.

Healthy Viewing VIDEO
13 Documentaries on Mental Health That You Can Stream Right Now VIDEO
December 26, 2018 - The end of the year can exacerbate certain life stressors and uncover emotions we haven’t let ourselves fully experience throughout the year. So it’s important to have conversations surrounding mental health consistently during the holidays and all year round.

Your Cart Is Empty
December 14, 2018 - We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost? Technology is supposed to solve for two simultaneous endeavors: acquiring what we want, and saving time. 

Definitive guide to the growing list of celebrities who say they’re sex addicts
DECEMBER 22, 2018 - Sex addiction is no joke. ... And as understanding of the disorder develops, more and more celebrities are opening up about their experiences with the disorder.

‘Enough is enough’: Addiction, recovery and hope, in their own words
Dec. 22, 2018 - Dale Korhonen Sr. was sitting in prison, anguished that he couldn’t be with his little girl as she battled cancer, when it hit him: He had to stop using and selling drugs. If he didn’t, he’d never be there when his family needed him.

A single personality trait is the foundation for most mental illness
December 26, 2018 - A range of various mental illnesses, such as depression, substance abuse, and psychosis, are linked to the same personality trait, research suggests. Childhood trauma or upbringing is less decisive that your genes in determining whether or not you will develop mental illness later in life.

‘Tech addicts’ seek solace in 12 steps and rehab
December 26, 2018 - “Hi, my name is,” each begins. Then something like, “and I am an internet and tech addict.” {The young men} who’ve gathered here are beset by a level of tech obsession that’s different than for those of us who like to say we’re addicted to our phones…

First step to recovery begins at fire station
Dec. 25, 2018 - Last December, Adrienne Wood was in the throes of an opioid addiction. Family members didn’t trust her. Friends abandoned her. Her daughters wouldn’t talk to her. “I spent my Christmas in a hotel, using,” she said during a recent interview at a coffee shop. “I remember I dropped off a card for my daughter before she left....

Opioid Makers: Big Winners in Lawsuit Settlements
Dec. 26, 2018 - State and local governments are giving up opportunities to hold the drug industry accountable for Americans’ overdose deaths.

A ‘Beautiful Boy’s’ Struggle: What You Need To Know About Methamphetamine Addiction
Dec. 28, 2018 - While opioids like heroin and fentanyl are making daily headlines, stimulants such as methamphetamines – Nic Sheff’s drug of choice – rarely do, even though their use is on the rise...

Wearable sensor can detect imminent opioid overdose
DEC. 28, 2018 - The HopeBand flashes, emits an alarm and sends out a warning text message (which includes the wearer’s location) when it detects low blood oxygen levels via pulse oximetry sensors...

Science Says Cheese is as Addictive as Cocaine
Dec. 29, 208 - If that’s not the case this winter, we won’t blame you, as a new study by the University of Michigan has proved that cheese contains similarly addictive chemicals found in drugs.

Sugar Industry’s Sick Secrets Keep You Sick
December 26, 2018 - Why is our food saturated with all these sweeteners? When did they make their way into our yogurt, cereal, and oatmeal? How did they sneak into our salad dressing, soup, bread, lunch meat, pasta sauce, and pretzels?

A Haircut Can Change Everything VIDEO
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