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April 9, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 38
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Why it’s a problem if “Joker” connects mental illness to villainyApril 4, 2019 - “The worst stereotypes come out in such depictions: mentally ill individuals as incompetent, dangerous, slovenly, undeserving. The portrayals serve to distance ‘them’ from the rest of ‘us,’” Stephen Hinshaw, a professor of psychology at the University of California–Berkeley...
Easy Does It VIDEO
The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs VIDEO
April 8, 2019 - Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?
Urine Prison Now VIDEO
15 Arrested in drug lab schemeVIDEO
April 2, 2019 - Ten South Florida treatment centers worked together to fraudulently bill more than $141 million in unwarranted urine testing of drug addicts, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said Tuesday. 
It’s the devil, you know: Book review of “The Recovering”
April 5, 2019 - For myself, sobriety isn’t terrifying anymore. If anything, it’s flat and uneventful. Some may even call it boring. I’m not here to speak about my own journey to sobriety, but I will say that it wasn’t punctuated with drama...
"If you don't know where you are going...any road will take you there." –George Harrison 
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Stick with the Winners!
Clinician's Corner with Zach Dorfman April 9, 2019 - Zach Dorfman is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor who works with people suffering from alcoholism and addiction. Overcoming a personal battle with addiction and mental health at a young age, Zach knows first-hand about the difficult road to recovery. 
It's About the Message! VIDEO
‘I’m living proof?’: Wendy Williams releases PSA for drug addictionsVIDEO
Apr. 7, 2019 - People reported that the daytime TV talk show host, who has said she struggled with cocaine abuse in the past, appeared in the national PSA to let others know where they can get help for addiction.
NY offers tax breaks for hiring recovering addicts
April 3, 2019 - The law will provide businesses with credits of up to $2,000 for each qualified employee starting in 2020. In order to get the tax credit, employees must have worked at least 500 hours and be participating in a rehabilitation program...
Protesters’ with giant heroin spoon claim FDA did too little 
APRIL 5, 2019 - Activists on Friday delivered a parting gift to Scott Gottlieb, the outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner, at the entrance of a federal building here: an 800-pound, supersized heroin spoon stamped with the FDA’s logo.
Poor diet deadlier than smoking
Apr. 4, 2019 - A poor diet is “an equal opportunity killer,” according to the study’s lead author Dr. Ashkan Afshin, who said the risks can be found regardless of gender, age, and other demographics.
Overdose prevention sites can help cities save lives
APRIL 5, 2019 - Philadelphia is responding by getting doctors to prescribe fewer painkillers, going after illegal drug dealers, dropping barriers to drug treatment, and flooding the city with the opioid antidote naloxone. Each of these actions is helping.
She lost her husband, her father and a pregnancy at 31. Now she’s helping others explore grief.
April 6, 2019 - Aaron’s obituary, which they wrote together, went viral, and people began contacting McInerny. “So many people . . . were reaching out to me, a complete stranger, in the middle of the night to talk about the worst thing that ever happened to them...
Millennials Are Sick of Drinking
APR. 2, 2019 - In the past few weeks, I’ve heard from more than 100 Americans in their 20s and 30s who have begun to make similar changes in their drinking habits or who are contemplating ways to drink less...
FDA probes possible link between seizures and vaping
April 3, 2019 - Tobacco stocks dipped Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating nearly three dozen cases of people who had seizures after vaping.
Even One Alcoholic Drink a Day Can Raise Risk of Stroke
April 5, 2019 - Contradicting previous claims that moderate drinking could prevent strokes and other diseases and conditions, this new study published in The Lancet links even low levels of alcohol consumption with increased blood pressure that can lead to strokes.
Sober living head Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year
April 5, 2019 - Dawn Holland was a single mother and going through the Alcoholics Anonymous program when she founded DAWNS (Directly Assisting Women Newly Sober) House in 2013, according to a biography provided to the Bend Chamber.
Gee whiz you mean it hasn't been? VIDEO
What’s next for New York trying to legalize marijuana? VIDEO
April 5, 2019 - During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the legalization of marijuana in New York one of his top priorities. “New York has to establish a regulated adult-use cannabis program,” he vowed, saying the tax revenue would go to poor communities of color that have been disproportionally hurt by the criminalization of marijuana.
Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up
Apr. 7, 2019 - Marijuana advocates say there’s no comparison between joints and tobacco cigarettes. A sweeping federal assessment of marijuana research found the lung-health risks of smoking weed appear “relatively small” and “far lower than those of smoking tobacco,” the top cause of preventable death in the U.S.
California tests if addiction treatment can be incorporated into primary care
04/05/2019 - California had just weeks to get a program that used medication to treat opioid use disorder up and running after receiving $90 million in federal grants in 2017. So officials found a model that was already working in Vermont...
Study: Bottle of Wine Equals Cancer Risk of 10 Cigarettes
April 1, 2019 - But doctors say that comparison oversimplifies how the disease actually works.
New art exhibit showcases life after drug addiction
Apr. 7, 2019 - ‘How do you get through the really rough parts of your life—the wreckage, the cravings?” Stellin said. “Hopefully this exhibit will show people who have done that.”
Opioid addiction film delivers powerful message
Apr. 6, 2019 - Eighty-seven people showed up at the Festus 8 Cinema on March 24 to watch an FBI-produced documentary and take part in a panel discussion about opioid addiction...
‘Saving Jake’ is worthwhile read about drug addiction
Apr 6, 2019 - Burwell recounts the story of discovering her son, Jake’s, addiction to heroin, the roller coaster of their family’s struggle and five stints with rehab to achieve recovery.
US Post Office Honors an Icon
Born April 2, 1939 - As the critic Michael Eric Dyson put it, the man who “chased away the demons of millions…with his heavenly sound and divine art” was chased by demons of his own throughout his life. That life came to a tragic end on this day 1984, when Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father one day short of his 45th birthday.
A Vision Board That Works
April 6, 2019 - If you can paste it to a poster board, you can be it. Probably. Stop doing nothing to make your hopes come true and start a vision board! A vision board is a collection of inspiring images, quotes and objects that turns your most important goals into accomplishments.
Addiction expert Susan Ford-Bales to share family story at The Health Plan 2019 Healthcare Symposium
April 6, 2019 - Susan Ford-Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford and former chairwoman of the board of the Betty Ford Center, said that was the day her family held an intervention to address her mother’s problems with substance abuse.
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