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January 22, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 27
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Creating While Clean: Trey Anastasio, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper & Others on Sobriety
Jan 15, 2019 - This is a story about sober musicians—but there is no single story here. Some drank, some used drugs, some did more or less everything, and they did so to very different degrees. Some found themselves at the edge of the precipice, or worse; others simply re-routed from a path or trajectory that they came to see as
Acting As If VIDEO
Lena Hall on ‘Falling Apart,’ and finding herself through sobrietyVIDEO
January 18, 2019 - Q: The beginning of 2019 marked two major moments in your life: You got engaged to Jonathan R. Stein and celebrated three years of sobriety. How bad did it get?
Massachusetts Attorney General Implicates Sackler Family In 100,000’s of Deaths
Jan. 16, 2019 - In a statement to WBUR, Purdue Pharma claims that Healey is trying to “vilify a single manufacturer whose medicines represent less than 2 percent of opioid pain prescriptions rather than doing the hard work of trying to solve a complex public health crisis.”
Kate Moss, 45, continues to show dazzling perks of sobriety
January 18, 2019 - Since kicking the booze last year, she has never looked better. The supermodel, who celebrated her 45th birthday the day before, looked absolutely incredible ... It was first revealed last year that Kate, whose ability to drink previously earned her the nickname ‘The Tank’, had gone sober:
"It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other." —Aldous Huxley
Deep Drama VIDEO
Ant McPartlin opens up about battle with alcohol dependency and drug addiction VIDEO
Jan. 19, 2019 - He explains: “Life hit me hard. I was going through a lot of personal stuff that was very publicised. The problem is you take something or you drink to escape from an underlying unhappiness.”
Why Are so Many Women Dying from Drug Overdoses?
January 16, 2019 - No community is immune from America’s drug crisis. And new statistics show that it’s severely affected a group you might not expect: middle-aged women ... researchers found that the drug overdose death rate among women between 30- and 64-years old climbed a staggering 260 percent from 1999 to 2017. “This is a group that might be overlooked because it’s not the usual demographic doctors would expect to have a problem with substances,” said Dr. Katherine Michael, a psychiatrist and medical director of community health...

Eels in the Thames become hyperactive after Londoners on cocaine pee into waste water
Jan. 20, 2019 - Large quantities of cocaine in the Thames found by King’s College London researchers are making eels hyperactive. Unfortunately for animals living in the Thames, London’s water treatment plants are failing to filter out cocaine, with levels of the drug rising in the water when downpours overwhelm waste plants and carry sewage into the
Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More OD Deaths
Jan. 18, 2019 - A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic.

Too Much Learning In Schools ‘Is Harming Mental Health’
Jan. 16, 2019 - A focus on targets and excessive paperwork in schools is damaging teachers’ mental health, according to a new study. The results-driven culture in schools, combined with a heavy workload, constant policy changes and lack of support from school leaders, is eroding teachers’ self-esteem, making them vulnerable to stress, anxiety and depression, the research claims. This performance-led approach ...
Good News VIDEO
S.N.L.: Reason John Mulaney Helped Pete Davidson Make a Triumphant Return VIDEO
JANUARY 20, 2019 - Even Jost expressed (pre-written) astonishment that the two were hanging out at all—let alone performing bits together. But despite Mulaney’s straight-laced appearance, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star has his own rocky history with mental health and substance abuse.
Even a little marijuana may change teen brain
Jan. 14, 2019 - The study, which looked at the brains of 46 14-year-old girls and boys from Ireland, England, France and Germany, found that teenagers who reported using recreational marijuana just once or twice displayed increased volume on MRI images in numerous brain regions involved in emotion-related processing, learning and forming memories...
Mental capacity changes give care homes too much power
January 17, 2017 - Changes to mental capacity safeguards – intended to protect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people – will hand care home managers and private hospitals far too much power ... As many as 125,000 children and adults, mainly in care homes, are being unlawfully detained in England and Wales as a huge backlog of uncompleted applications for deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) has built up.

Kickbacks for North Palm Beach center totaled nearly $250,000
Jan. 14, 2019 - As a result, she said, she reported to investigators that people she’d met there had overdosed and died. . The urine of insured people battling addiction is worth potentially millions of dollars to the centers. Those with addictions may be tested three or more times per week, and even partial reimbursement from insurers can pay $1,500 to $2,000 per sample.
Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can
Jan. 12, 2019 - Officers responded to a call around 9 a.m. about a suspicious person in the store’s parking lot, the Times Record News reported. Investigators found the woman at a nearby restaurant and told her she was banned from the Walmart. The caller said the woman had been riding around the store’s parking lot since 6:30 a.m., drinking wine from the potato chip can.

Meth’s resurgence finds lack of meds to combat the addiction
Jan. 13, 2018 - “When you’re in the boots on the ground,” Vaughn said, “what you see may surprise you, because it’s not in the headlines.” In the time since, it’s become increasingly clear that, even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too...

Drug addiction is a serious epidemic, why don’t we treat it like one? by Becky Flood
Jan. 9, 2019 - Gene editing can be done in your garage on a layman’s budget. And, suddenly, the people responsible for our health care future are wondering, “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?”

The Tricky Ethics of Transplants for Addicts
JAN 19, 2019 - How many of you think we should do liver transplants for alcoholics?” About half the hands were slowly raised, while the other members of the class looked around nervously. These were third-year medical students, and I was giving my monthly lecture on organ transplantation. “How many of you think the potential recipient should have six months of absolute sobriety before being offered a transplant?

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids joined forces with Center on Addiction Jan. 2019 - The Partnership has created highly motivating communications and engagement with families and communities to enable effective action, particularly to support our youth, where addiction begins. 

Marketing opioids to doctors increased overdose deaths
January 18, 2019 -More opioid marketing to doctors was linked to an increase in opioid overdoses, according to a new study. The research, published in JAMA on Friday, compared county-level data of marketing interactions doctors had related to opioids and the number of opioid overdose deaths. While the findings don’t mean that marketing opioids to HCPs explicitly caused an increase in deaths, the researchers found an association between the two data sets.

Please use one VIDEO
Fentanyl test strips are effective in reducing overdose risk VIDEO
JANUARY 19, 2019 - Brown University’s School of Public Health, provided rapid-acting fentanyl test strips to young adults in Rhode Island at risk of overdosing. In October 2018, the researchers reported that most of the young adults not only used the strips, but also reported changing their behavior to reduce overdose risk if they detected fentanyl.
Mom rolled onto, suffocated 1-year-old son after overdose
Jan. 20, 2019 - The 13-month-old boy’s grandmother called 911 at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. Once at the home, emergency responders found both the mother and the child unresponsive in the mother’s bed. Authorities have identified the mother as 33-year-old Antoinette King...
‘I’m trying not to die right now’: Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for help
01/20/2019 - The hurdles to safe, affordable care, accompanied by persistent fatalities across the country, show just how pervasive the problem has become in America, even as the government pours billions into treatment and both political parties search for solutions.
3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness
Jan 20, 2019 - For those of us in recovery or a 12-step program, sustaining a positive mood while you’re taking it “one day at a time” could increase the odds of a successful long-term recovery from problematic substance use. 

Juuling Addiction Lands Teen In Rehab January 20, 2019 - Like many of his friends, Luka picked up the habit of juuling and soon became addicted. He begun spending $150 week to sustain the addiction. It led him to go to great lengths to make enough money for the nicotine fix.
Helping the Helper VIDEO
Former homeless, disabled woman steps in to help good SamaritanVIDEO
JANUARY 17, 2019 - “I’ve been homeless since I was 18, trying to get my life on track, and I moved into this little sober living house that I found on Craigslist, and that’s how I met her and the dude was not doing it right and everything and kicked me out,” Desira Queen told News 4.
Better Needles VIDEO
Acupuncture may help those battling addiction VIDEO
January 18, 2019 - In the battle against addiction, many people are turning to natural remedies to help them get off pain medications. This approach aims to treat the source of the pain as well as the need for pain medication.
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