Thursday, July 18, 2019



Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Are you brave enough to be honest when you do something wrong. It makes me nuts when people step on your toes and when confronted they swear up and down they did nothing wrong. That's called pride ! Pride is one the most destructive forces in your life and it causes Spiritual blindness. When your wrong quickly admit it and make it right with the other person. This opens the door of your Heart and it allows Gods spirit to fill you with peace and joy. Being humble is one of the most liberating forces in your life and you cant grow Spiritually without it.

By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections Network Psalm 103 v 3- He forgives all my sins and Heals all my diseases!
Jesus Christ has already won your war with addiction!
Matthew 8 v 17 This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah,who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”

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Study finds psychiatric diagnosis ‘scientifically meaningless’
JULY 8, 2019 - Summary: Researchers conclude many psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools for identifying discrete mental health disorders...
The First Day Movie-Chris Herren
July 1, 2019 - Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock has teamed up again with former professional basketball player Chris Herren to take a deeper look into the struggles facing our youth
Even Heroes Struggle With Addiction
July 12, 2019 - William Wilberforce, the parliamentarian known for leading the legislative fight to end the British slave trade, struggled with opioid use over 45 years.
Francine Shapiro, Developer of EMDR, Dies at 71
July 11, 2019 - One spring afternoon in 1987, a psychology student trying to shake off an upsetting memory took a stroll through a park in Los Gatos, Calif., distracting herself by darting her eyes back and forth.
"Smile from your heart; nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself." —Kubbra Sait
Grace is the Most Powerful Antidote for Addiction
JULY 11, 2019 - I dive into the many different causes of our current overdose epidemic in Addiction Nation. They range from criminally deceitful pharmaceutical companies, economic inequality, lack of access to evidence-based treatments, and the disintegration of social and cultural connection.
War on Decency VIDEO
Florida cop planted meth on drivers. One lost custody of his daughter. VIDEO
July 11, 2019 - Benjamin Bowling couldn’t figure it out. He had been clean ever since his release from prison on a DUI conviction, but now a Florida, sheriff’s deputy was accusing him of possessing a minuscule amount of methamphetamine.
Le’andria Johnson Talks Alcoholism Journey to Sobriety
JULY 14, 2019 - *Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson is known for being extremely transparent when it comes to her personal life. She previously opened up about her longtime struggle with substance abuse and frequently appeared on social media, drinking, cursing and speaking against the church.
Suboxone Maker to Pay $1.4 BILLION in Largest Opioid Settlement in US History
July 11, 2019 - Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication...
Executive Corner - Ryan Hampton
July 15, 2019 - Over four years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Ryan Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising addiction recovery advocacy movement. A former aide to President Bill Clinton, Ryan has received praise from Democrats and Republicans alike ... More@AREB
Addiction Costs Employers $100 Billion Every Year
July 9, 2019 - By Ryan Hampton and Sharon Murillo. Many companies take on health conditions in the workplace. It’s time we do the same for employees and families struggling and finding recovery from addiction.
Motorcycle Crash Shows Bioethicist the Dark Side of Quitting Opioids NPR AUDIO
July 8, 2019 - ‘We prescribe opioids but we don’t help with tapering.’ Rieder likens his experiences trying to get off prescription pain meds to a game of hot potato. “The patient is the potato,” he says. “Everybody had a reason to send me to somebody else.”
More Than Just Diet Coke AUDIO
Canadian singer who quit drinking calls for booze-free options at music venues AUDIO
July 11, 2019 - Damhnait Doyle says bars and other venues should do more to support musicians who don’t drink. Since the Labrador-born, Toronto-based singer quit alcohol about a year ago, she says she has to bring her own non-alcoholic beer to most gigs.
A Peek Into Opioid Users’ Brains as They Try to Quit
July 9, 2019 - Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, works in an MRI lab at the institute’s research hospital in Bethesda, Maryland...
Hello, Therapy Cows. 
July 12, 2019 - Even without a psychology degree, Bella’s natural talents made her an excellent therapist: She is calm and accommodating of a range of personalities, with the patience to listen to endless problems without so much as a judgmental moo.
Why are intelligent people more likely to abuse drugs?
June 30, 2019 - No mathematician has ever published more papers than Paul Erdos. The 20thcentury mathematician was brilliant, eccentric, and prolific, publishing a record 1,525 papers ... He worked 19-hour days. And he loved amphetamines.
They'll Say Anything to $ell Drug$ AUDIO
Suboxone Maker Agrees to $1.4 Billion Settlement NPR AUDIO
July 11, 2019 - Federal prosecutors said that starting in 2010, Indivior falsely marketed its film as being safer and less prone to abuse than cheaper tablet forms, illegally earning billions of dollars in a “nationwide scheme” to bilk healthcare providers and insurers including Medicaid.
The Burgeoning Benzo Crisis
July 8, 2019 - When Rachel Ziegler was 22, her doctor prescribed 0.5 mg of Xanax once a day to treat generalized anxiety and panic attacks. “I don’t recall ever discussing a potential stopping point,”...
NCAD Spotlight: Data Will Drive Better Outcomes, Reimbursement
July 8, 2019 - What is one piece of advice you would have for how providers can develop a strategic action plan to improve their program’s results?
Jobs Van picks up panhandlers and drives them towards a brighter future
JULY 09, 2019 - Four days a week, in the morning, the van makes its way through the streets of downtown, picking up those who are asking for money and giving them the opportunity to work for it instead. Riders are taken to areas of town that need beautification, mainly trash removal.
Dwight Gooden Arrested on Cocaine Charges in New Jersey
July 12, 2019 - Gooden, 54, faces up to five years in prison on the charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a third-degree felony ... He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated...
Thanks to Naloxone VIDEO
Florida might be making a ‘dent’ in opioid epidemic VIDEO
July 08, 2019 - It shows a couple of big takeaways from the first half of last year; overall drug-related deaths were down five percent and opioid-caused deaths were down 13 percent. The data was compared to the same time for 2017.
In Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces
July 9, 2019 - It’s Saturday night, and the lights are low. Frank Sinatra’s crooning voice fills the air, along with the aroma of incense. The place has all the makings of a swank boozy hangout. Except for
“He Threw Wine In My face.” 
JULY 12, 2019 - But the first time we went on a proper dinner date, I knew there was a problem. I knew, I saw it, and I ignored it, because David was smart, funny and kind – everything I wanted.
Police officer went radio silent. He was found alive, OD'd on heroin
July 12, 2019 - Officer Matthew D. Ellery, 29, of Middlesex Borough, survived the overdose after a fellow officer gave him two doses of Naloxone, an antidote commonly referred to as Narcan that reverses the effects of a drug overdose...
Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement
July 12, 2019 - Treatment – which can include methadone, buprenorphine or buprenorphine-naloxone – also delayed the time to a first criminal charge, particularly when users spent more continuous time in a treatment
First the Squirrel, Now This? VIDEO
Police warn not to flush drugs down toilet for fear of creating ‘meth-gators’ VIDEO
July 15, 2019 - Word to the wise: don’t flush your meth down the toilet. But in addition to birds, officials said if the water headed far enough downstream ...“it would create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama.”
And I'm Rich VIDEO
Juul CEO tells parents ‘I’m sorry’VIDEO 
JUL 13 2019 - Kevin Burns, CEO of Juul Labs — the maker of the bestselling e-cigarette in the U.S. and center of federal regulators’ crackdown into what they’re calling a teen vaping “epidemic”...

The First Day Movie-Chris Herren
Theatrical Premiere at the 11th REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - Los Angeles and on November1st at the 7th Annual NY Reel Recovery Film Festival & Symposium New York REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - IN PERSON: Chris Herren and director, Jonathan Hock. Tickets available HERE
‘Carried him out in a body bag’: Woman says man overdosed, died on airplane 
July 15, 2019 - Lynne Lyman took to Twitter on Saturday to say the man was found on her Delta flight with a needle in his arm and passed out in the bathroom. “The plane didn’t have a #NarcanKit. 
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