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Feb. 2, 2019 - “When you get out of pro football, you start having these operations,” said Campbell, a running back for most of his career with the Houston Oilers who was confronted a decade ago by his family about his drug use. “I didn’t realize what I had until I got out of rehab.”
Sackler’s Explored Profiting Off People Addicted To Opioids
January 31, 2019 - In 2014, employees and the Sacklers considered a plan to sell the drug Suboxone to treat millions of people who had become addicted to opioids “It is an attractive market. Large unmet need for vulnerable, underserved and stigmatized patient population suffering from substance abuse, dependence and addiction,”...
Super Bowl Commercial Makes Light of Porn Addiction VIDEO
FEBRUARY 2, 2019 - Devour] debuts its uncensored sixty-second Super Bowl commercial today. Inspired by the brand’s mouthwatering and craveable line of frozen meals, the new ad shows how DEVOUR food is so good, it is actually frozen food porn. More@PJMedia.com
An App a day keeps the relapse away
NEW APP - Real Connections Community. Dating. Friends.VIDEO
2019 - The Loosid App connects you with a community of like minded individuals and gives you access to tailored experiences. Get access to dating, events, groups, travel and a suite of Recovery Tools for extra support!
Jan. 30, 2019 - Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself. The garbage bag was meant to help whoever had the misfortune of finding him clean up the aftermath. His wife, he assumed. He had contemplated suicide multiple times...
Emma Stone Battles Anxiety and Shatters Mental Health Stigma
January 31, 2019 - “It’s so normal, everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way, or for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you,” Stone shared in a personal video for the #MyYoungerSelf awareness campaign in 2017.More@People.com
Trump’s border wall won’t solve addiction crisis — but finally targeting big pharma can
Feb. 5, 2019 - When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night, he will likely make the argument that a border wall is necessary to stop the flow of drug dealers and cartel members from crossing our southern border. I’ll be attending that address to listen. But, in the fight against our nation’s opioid epidemic, immigrants are not the bogeymen who we need to protect ourselves from. More@USAToday.com
Purdue Used World Famous Consulting Firm to Sell Even More Opioids
January 31, 2019 - For years, McKinsey & Company allegedly consulted for Purdue Pharma, the maker of the opioid OxyContin, on how to boost painkiller sales and counter bad PR—namely, “the emotional messages from mothers with teenagers that overdosed.”
‘Westworld’ star Evan Rachel Wood opens up about suicide attempt, mental illness
Feb. 1, 2018 - Wood explained that after not sleeping or eating in three days and hitting an absolute low point, she called her mother and said, “Mom? ... It’s me ... I just tried to kill myself ... I need to go to a hospital.”
Management-Consulting firm, McKinsey & Company Assists in Deaths of Our Children
February 1, 2019 - McKinsey’s consultants ... had instructed the drug company, Purdue Pharma, on how to “turbocharge” sales of OxyContin … and were part of a team that looked at how “to counter the emotional messages from mothers with teenagers that overdosed” on the drug. More@NYTimes.com
Stripper turned pharma exec gave doctor lap dance to get him to prescribe fentanyl
January 30, 2019 - But on Tuesday, prosecutors wanted jurors to focus more on what, exactly, the pain management specialist was doing at “Chicago’s sexiest nightclub” with an exotic dancer turned pharmaceutical executive named Sunrisewriggling on his lap...
After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt
Jan. 27, 2019 - “One, two, three. Push, push, push” — so he’d pushed and pushed, trying not to cry, trying not to be sick, trying not to imagine his son as a little boy, dressed like a cowboy and pulling a wagon, before his addiction turned their lives into a series of crises like this one: sheer terror and constant, futile thrashing to save him.
Mothers whose children OD’d back safe injection sites
January 28, 2019 - “My son died in a supermarket parking lot in a car. I wish to God that somebody had been there with him to administer Narcan to keep him alive so that we could intervene during that moment and get him the help he needed,” said Aimee Manzoni-D’Arpino, whose son, Emmett, died 18 months after trying heroin for the first time while at college. More@BostonHerald.com
Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Family Doctors
January 25, 2019 - And while benzodiazepines are best for short-term use, according to physicians, the new study found that long-term use of these drugs has also risen. From 2005 to 2015, continuing prescriptions increased by 50 percent. More@NPR.org
Charlie Sheen On His Sobriety, New Super Bowl Commercial
January 31, 2019 - “I’ve been sober almost 14 months. That was the biggest change for me,” he says. “I really focus on my health, my family and work will come next. I’m excited to be excited again”. More@People.com
Does Your Skin Affect Your Mental Health—and Vice Versa?
February 2, 2019 - With every bottle of the oral acne medication, Accutane, comes a large warning about the risks of psychiatric effects. While some studies have shown a link between Accutane use and suicidal thoughts and depression, it’s not clear whether those mental health effects are caused by the drug itself or the severe acne it’s prescribed to treat... More@Gizmodo.com
The largest-ever U.S. fentanyl bust came at a Legal entry point. VIDEOFebruary 1, 2019 - The truck was transporting cucumbers, but something much more dangerous was hidden inside: fentanyl. The stash, all 254 pounds of it, was seized last Saturday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at a legal border crossing in Arizona.
Podcast Gives You the Straight Dope About Drugs AUDIO
JAN. 31 2019 - Yet these grim, one-dimensional portraits of drug users perpetuate stigma and harmful myths about addiction, focusing more on problems than solutions, valuing anecdotes over evidence. Narcotica, a new podcast that launched in May 2018, is giving the other side of the story... More@OZY.com
Jan 31, 2019 - The study was published in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.” ... Alcoholism can lead to liver disease, a higher chance of diabetes, breast cancer or prostate cancer. Sarkar also adds that over-drinking can lead to depression and anxiety.
Feb. 1, 2019 - Entering the New Year sober is an admirable, if misguided, practice. February, aka Sobruary (I am still workshopping a “sober” title), is a far better month in which to eschew the booze. For one, it’s shorter; secondly, it’s not as long. Don’t try and tell me that liquor affects cognition, you no-drinkin’ squares...
February 03, 2019 -Beamon began using a CBD tincture, placing several drops under her tongue or mixed into drinks, several times a day. The results were “revolutionary,” she says. “I sleep through the night, finally, without waking up in pain.”
Rejection by an ex-girlfriend changed my life – Now I've been sober for 27 years
Feb. 3, 2019 - My drinking and other addictive behaviors masked a world of emotional pain, stemming from the murder of my grandfather when I was 10, the death of my grandmother, infidelity, unwanted pregnancy, addiction in our home, and more. More@FoxNews.com
February 3, 2019 - 192 people a day are dying from drug overdoses, but Lynda Hacker Araoz did not want her family to be another statistic. When her son announced that he was addicted to opioids, she did what most mothers would do, go to any lengths to get him help. After years of disappointment and despair, her son, Martin (pronounced Marteen), is coming up on 2 years clean.