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Meth, cocaine overdoses rise as Mexican cartels sidestep anti-opioid crackdown VIDEO
Jan. 4, 2019 - “There’s always going to be a demand for illegal and illicit drugs.” “We’re seeing an explosion,” said Mike Stuart, U.S. attorney... “We have all hands on deck in fighting the opioids crisis. It’s important right now that we’re tackling the meth crisis , and...the cocaine crisis.”
Will Drug Companies Be Held Accountable for America's Opioid Epidemic?
Jan. 1, 2019 – What the prosecutors alleged was that these three top executives knew almost immediately after OxyContin appeared in the market, which was 1996, that it was being diverted to the street, that it was a drug of abuse, and that they had gotten consistent reports, reports that the prosecutors believe should have been the basis for a public alert, a public warning. More@PBS.org
Ex-Employee: Acadia Healthcare is ‘Warehousing Children’
Jan. 7, 2019 - In recent years, according to a confidential source formerly employed by Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHC), involuntary admissions of children and adolescents to U.S. mental and behavioral health care facilities are, many times, “homicidal or suicidal ideation assessments.More@SeekingAlpha.com
Opioid Crisis: What we should learn from the AIDS epidemic
January 3, 2019 - Decades of HIV research have demonstrated that the existence of an effective biomedical treatment (MAT) is rarely, in and of itself, sufficient to combat an epidemic, suggesting that both a social as well as a biomedical response to the opioid crisis are necessary in order to be effective. More@ScienceCodex.com
The Recovery Ambassador workshop prepares individuals to become citizen advocates in the grassroots recovery advocacy movement. Facilitators: Hannah Rose, Director of Training & Technical Assistance, National Recovery Institute at Faces & Voices of Recovery; Donald McDonald, National Field Director, Faces & Voices of Recovery - Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 W. Century Blvd.
Listen to Woman’s Incredible Story of How an Accidental Phone Call Pulled Her Out of Drug AddictionVIDEO
Jan. 3, 2019 - Speakers are given the opportunity to tell a true story in front of a live audience, and sometimes, their stories are then shared on the radio or The Moth podcast. Since Sandstrom’s performance was broadcasted in 2016, it has been viewed and shared millions of times.
Monroe admits she’s an alcoholic but is recovering
Jan. 5, 2019 - The 30-year-old wrote: ‘My name is Jack Monroe, and I am an alcoholic. I said those words out loud to myself 10 days ago, waking up after yet another binge with a friend, watching Richard Curtis films until 4am, mixing cocktails and bitching about work until we passed out on the sofa.’ More@Metro.co.uk
Opioid Deaths In Teens And Children Almost Tripled In The Past 20 Years
December 30, 2018 - Nearly 9,000 teens and children died from opioid overdoses in the past 2 decades; synthetic opioids produced an increased mortality rate of 2,925% in this age group. Unclear from this research was whether opioid use among parents was a contributing factor...
Jan. 5, 2019 - Citing alarming statistics about e-cigarette use among young people, the state health department issued an advisory aimed at curbing the trend it is labeling an epidemic... More@JSonline.com
To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody
January 2, 2019 - When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler … Daniel grew up as the youngest of four children in Ingleside, just north of Chicago. As a baby, he had been severely neglected in his birth family — starved and left for dead. More@NPR.org
I’m Two Years Sober & These Were The Books That Helped
January 1, 2019 - There are a lot, a lot of books out there about getting sober and staying sober. Ahead, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite female-written books – from the ones which helped me get going, to the ones I return to when I’m struggling. More@Refinery29.com
No More About Us Without Us: Interview with Ryan Hampton
Jan. 6, 2019 - RYAN HAMPTON DOESN’T HOLD BACK when assigning blame for the United States overdose epidemic. “I have an opinion about Big Pharma and opioid medications,” he writes in American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis — and How to End It.
January 3, 2019 - It’s that time of year. If a big bout of December-based boozing has left you feeling like a dried out prune, and you’re eyeing up sobriety like it’s the solution to all your many, many problems, we feel you. With Dry January ensnaring us, we’ve created the perfect soundtrack. More@NME.com
Artie shares pic of ‘deformed’ nose due to drug abuse
December 26, 2018 - Artie Lange tweeted a cautionary tale on Christmas. The comedian, 51, took to Twitter on Tuesday with a photo of his collapsed nose. “This is it but I believe her nose had a septum and had not been hideously deformed due to over 3 decades of drug abuse,”...
Dec. 27, 2018 - If you’ve seen the recent movies Beautiful Boy or Ben Is Back, you’ve learned about the pain parents experience when their grown child becomes an addict. But what the films don’t talk much about...
December 31, 2018 - Thousands of state and local governments, including cities and tribal governments, are demanding that companies like Purdue Pharma, Walmart and Rite-Aid compensate them for the costs of responding to the crisis... More@NPR.org
How getting arrested and going to jail helped one young man turn his life around VIDEO
Jan. 4, 2019 - “Everything just kind of froze,” Bopst, now 31, told TODAY. “And my anxiety was through the roof.” The officer found $2,000 in cash and a half of pound of marijuana hidden under the spare tire in his trunk.
December 18, 2018 - On an 11-degree night here this month, an unconventional mass was held outdoors, next to a 2017 Honda parked on a street corner. The altar took the form of the small car’s hatchback trunk. The not-so-typical communion: sterile needles, the overdose antidote naloxone, and the rubber tourniquets used prior to drug injection. More@StatNews.com
Opioid clinic adds spirituality to Suboxone to treat addiction
January 6, 2019 - After spirituality helped Dr. Dee Bonney ... he realized that faith could be powerful medicine indeed. But for many with substance use disorder, faith alone was not strong enough. More@IndyStar.com
Twin who lost his brother through drug addiction now helps celebrity addicts beat their demons VIDEO
January 6, 2019 - A twin brother who watched his brother die from an overdose after the pair ‘got into the wrong’ crowd when they were kids has overcome his own addictions and opened a wellness retreat to help others in need. It started with cigarettes, the pair then went on to smoke cannabis together and began drinking together at the age of eleven. More@DailyMail.co.uk
Panel at Narcotics Anonymous convention focuses on building community relationships
Jan. 5, 2019 - Narcotics Anonymous has 70,065 weekly meetings in 144 countries and provides “recovery from the effects of addiction” through a 12-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings, according to a news release... More@TheDay.com