Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Why Does Everyone Hate Michael Cartwright?

April 23, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 40
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America’s Only Publicly Traded Addiction Treatment Chain Makes Millions Off Patients. What Could Go Wrong?
April 22, 2019 - 2016, AAC’s revenue had soared to $280 million ... On a spring morning in 2017, in a Grand Hyatt ballroom in midtown Manhattan, Michael Cartwright took the stage and talked about growth. “If you type in ‘heroin addiction’ or ‘methamphetamine addiction,’” Cartwright, AAC’s CEO, told his audience, “you’re probably going to come across one of our websites.”
31 Doctors charged prescribing pain killers for cash, sex VIDEO
April 17, 2019 - The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. The charges stem from the government’s largest prescription-opioid takedown. It involves more than 350,000 illegal prescriptions...
Rap Proud VIDEO
Eminem Celebrates 11 Years of Sobriety VIDEO
April 20, 2019 - The rapper, 46, shared his milestone on social media Saturday, posting a photo of the medallion he received for being 11 years sober. The medallion is stamped with the Roman numeral for eleven, “XI,” and the words “Unity,” “Service” & “Recovery.”
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America’s Drug War Is Ruining the World
April 9, 2019 - For more than a century, the US has worked through the UN (and its predecessor, the League of Nations) to build a harsh global drug-prohibition regime—grounded in draconian laws, enforced by pervasive policing, and punished with mass incarceration.
Researchers find unlikely cure for Alcoholism … Love VIDEO
April 21, 2019 - A study was conducted by the scientists at the Scripps Research and National Institute on Drug Abuse. They discovered that its love that can help addicts. Yes, you're reading it correctly.
Generic Version of Overdose Antidote FDA Approved 
April 19, 2019 - The new generic is by Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli-based company that specializes in generic drugs. The spray will be approved for use by anyone to help with an overdose, regardless of their medical training...
Tiger Woods and remarkable redemptive nature of America
April 16, 2019 - Then Tiger hurt his back (perhaps by picking up too many pancake waitresses). He had his back fused and his knee redone. He went to sex rehab, drug rehab and maybe drunk camp. He’s been to sex rehab in Mississippi so many times the cafeteria named a sandwich after him.
This Is How Much Sleep You Need To Be Successful
April 21, 2019 - They examined everything they could find online about sleep, then asked real sleep experts to divide the truth from the bunkum. They claim they found 20 completely false beliefs about sleep that seem commonly accepted.
Executive Corner: Nadine Lewis
Nadine Lewis has a broad-based private practice focused on Real Estate, Unlawful Detainer, Foreclosure Defense, Consumer Debt Resolution and all IRS Fresh Start Programs for delinquent tax payers. Nadine is a seasoned litigator and handles all real estate matters, from the new IRS Opportunity Zone regulations for real estate investors to landlord-tenant litigation, as well as drafting commercial leases, venture capital transactions and foreclosure defense for homeowners who are in distress.
Drug Addiction a Plague for Syrian Children
April 19, 2019 - Drug use and addiction among children living under the rule of the Assad regime in Syria has reportedly reached very high levels as footage of children under the influence has been circulating on social media recently. The footage of a 10-year-old girl smelling a bag of “bally” (synthetic glue)...
3 Cancer Stocks to Buy in April
April 20, 2019 - Cancer drug sales are on track to eclipse the $200 billion mark early in the next decade, thanks to an innovation bonanza that’s transformed oncology into the fastest-growing segment across the entire pharmaceutical industry.
And Throw Away the Kilo AUDIO
Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? NPR AUDIO
April 20, 2019 - So in 2017, as her 33-year-old son, Sean Wallace, continued to struggle with heroin use — after years of coping with mental health issues and substance use — she thought she was making the right choice in forcing him into treatment.
Irrational Cruelty to Pregnant or Parenting Drug Users
April 13, 2019 - But one thing she did know was that she did not want to use drugs while she was pregnant or parenting. The problem was, she was addicted to heroin...
Beyond Addiction: Reframing Recovery
April 15, 2019 - The word ‘recovery’ is familiar to anyone who reads about, researches, or struggles with addiction. What it truly means and refers to, however, has been debated and discussed in many works in this digital age.
Affirmative Action VIDEO
63% of Americans say the US should spend more on drug rehab to combat the epidemic of addiction VIDEO
April 15, 2019 - Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe the government spends too little on drug rehabilitation – an attitude increasingly embraced by white Americans as addiction becomes viewed more as a disease and less as a personal failing that primarily affects minorities, according to new survey data.
The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each Other 
April 19, 2019 - When she was 35 and drinking two bottles of wine a night, Annie Grace was able to abstain if she wanted to, but she still felt like alcohol played an outsize and destructive role in her life ... so she ... stopped drinking ... and wrote a book This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life for others who wanted to do the same.
Slash’s “Miserable” Addiction - How He Got Sober
April 19, 2019 - Slash states, “In the 90s when I left Guns N’ Roses I was just sort of out there. I was drinking myself to death, I was out playing all over the place, I had no real direction I was going... It was very excessive. I’d left my band, I was getting divorced, I was going through all this shit. I had record company issues. It was really classic rock ‘n’ roll life – the bad side.”
“On the last day of the world / I would want to plant a tree.” - W.S. Merwin
Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Independent Films, Dies at 84VIDEO
April 8, 2019 - Mr. Cassel was a familiar face on the big and small screens for close to 60 years. He specialized in characters who were hard-boiled, irascible or just a little off-center, and though his parts were often small, they were usually memorable ... “I started performing when I was 3; I’d come out in a little checkered suit and pull down the clown’s pants — I loved that!”
FDA allows sales of first medical device for treatment of ADHD
April 19, 2019 - The prescription-only device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System, is indicated for patients ages 7 to 12 years old who are not currently...
JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 16 Years of Sobriety
April 21, 2019 - On Sunday, Jack, Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 16 years, 192 months, 5,845 days or 140,263 hours. He wrote: “By far this has been not only the toughest year of my life but also the toughest year of my recovery. I have learned so many things about myself. Some good, some not so good. But I continued to do it sober.
“That is the David Carr way”: Erin Lee Carr on grief, addiction and her father
APRIL 20, 2019 - In her debut memoir “All That You Leave Behind,” Carr turns that incisive lens on herself and her relationship with her father, New York Times journalist and beloved media critic David Carr, who died suddenly in 2015 after collapsing at work. The elder Carr, 58, was a role model and mentor to many in the media...
US Awards $350M in Research Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic
April 19, 2019 - The study announced Thursday aims to cut overdose deaths by 40% over three years in local communities grappling with misuse of the addictive drugs. Researchers will study evidence-based techniques for fighting addiction and overdose, such as medication-based treatments like methadone and criminal justice reforms.
Responders called to 7 overdoses, 1 overdose death within 6 hours
April 20, 2019 - Police are urging anyone who sees someone suffering from an overdose to call 911. They say people should not hesitate to call in fear of prosecution.
Touching Fentanyl Won’t Cause First Responders Harm 
April 21, 2019 -Such myths could put overdose victims at risk, since emergency responders may be hesitant to touch or treat them. In recent months, several police reports and media outlets have recounted stories of law enforcement officers getting high or sick after responding to overdose victims and getting fentanyl powder on their hands.
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