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American Addiction Centers suing Addiction Non-Profit

May 7, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 42
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‘pill mill’ doctor sentenced to 7 years for taking payment for oxycodone prescriptions
MAY 1, 2019 - Wayne Jerome Celestine, 58, was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and serve three years on probation by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers $ued for Million$?
May 7, 2019 - American Addiction Centers, Inc., Recovery Brands, LLC, and Addiction Labs of America, LLC (collectively, “AAC”), for their Complaint against Defendant National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (“NAATP”), state as follows: 
Brentwood company files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against national trade group
May 6, 2019 - American Addiction Centers is not a member of the NAATP. The company is a member of the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare, of which AAC CEO Michael Cartwright is the treasurer, according to a news release.
Billionaire facing 20 years in prison for bribing doctors to prescribe fentanyl
May 2, 2019 - A Boston jury also found John Kapoor, the 75-year-old billionaire founder of Insys Theraputics, guilty of defrauding insurance companies in the push to sell Subsys, a spray made from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid many times stronger than morphine.
Dopamine and Addiction Recovery: Here’s What You Should Know About the “Pleasure Chemical”
2019 - The neuroscience behind an alcohol use disorder (AUD) is complicated but Judith Grisel, author of Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, explains that we all have different dopamine pathways which increases or decreases our risk of AUD.
Officer died from fentanyl dose
May 2, 2019 - He said there was nothing in these reviews or observations of other officers to indicate that Meserve might have been battling drug dependency or addiction.
DJ Fresh Talks Health Scares, Sobriety, & Producing Records for the World’s Biggest Artists
MAY 1, 2019 - DJ Fresh has had a life of vertiginous highs and crushing lows — from his time in Bad Company, to having No.1 hit records, to battling health scares and cancer. Now he’s in a better place than ever, sober and balancing a career...
Family fighting substance abuse in Orthodox Jewish community
May 6, 2019 - “Substance abuse and mental illness have never been talked about openly to this degree in our community. We have a significant problem, just like the rest of society,” Weisinger said. “We are not immune, and it’s time to face it.”
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” -Rainier Maria Rilke
Executive Corner - Damien Ross
My name is Damien and I’m the founder of Pocket Rehab. I struggled with addiction for a long time and that continued when I came out of treatment. There were times when I needed someone to talk with and share things that only people in recovery would understand. Now that I’ve been in recovery since August 10, 2012, I want to help as many people as possible receive the support that they need. More@AREB
Teen suicides spiked month after Netflix’s drama ’13 Reasons Why’ premiered VIDEO
APR. 29 2019 - “13 Reasons Why,” based on a 2007 novel of the same name by author Jay Asher, follows a 17-year-old high school student whose friend kills herself after facing bullying and sexual assault.
Netflix Responds to Data Connecting 13 Reasons Why With Rise In Teen Suicides
April 30, 2019 - 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show exploring why its protagonist died by suicide, has sparked debate among the research community as to whether it contributed to an uptick in suicide rates. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to this indictment after the first season, simply stating that “nobody has to watch it.” 
Negative Thinking: A Most Dangerous Addiction
May 2, 2019 - As the Buddhist saying goes, we want happiness and yet we chase our suffering. Why? What’s at the root of our mind’s addiction to suffering? Why do we compulsively cling to our pain, and how can we change this unhelpful habit of ours?
Should S.F. Legalize All Drugs?
May 1, 2019 - Last week, dozens of people gathered at City Hall for a four-hour hearing on drug dealing in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gáscon is heading to Portugal this month to learn how that country legalized illicit substances, and if it could be done here. 
Remarkable Interview AUDIO
David Carr’s Daughter On The ‘Grand Caper’ Of Life, and How to Keep it Going AUDIO
APR. 30, 2019 - “He was so good at inspiring confidence in you,” daughter Erin Lee Carr says. “He had an ability to spot talent in a way that I’ve seen sort of unrivaled — whether it be Ta-Nehisi Coates or Lena Dunham or his colleague A.O. Scott at the Times.”
Legendary singer Judy Collins, now 80, gives advice from both sides now
MAY 02, 2019 - “So if you want to get over something that’s a habit, go to a 12-step program! It’s free [laughs]. Bad news for the AMA, but it’s free. And you’ll find companionship, you’ll find people who have the same problems, you’ll be able to talk about them [the problems].
Refresh Refresh Refresh VIDEO
Is smartphone addiction giving you a bad attitude? VIDEO
May 02, 2019 - Behavior expert Greg Hanna explores this question in his book “You Can Conquer Your Bad Attitude.” ... “One of the biggest forces in determining your attitude can be your relationship with or addiction to your smartphone,” Hanna said. Hanna says some cellphone habits can adversely affect our attitudes, which can impact our overall well-being.
Brain Chemistry Catastrophe VIDEO
Five percent of adolescents have a serious addiction! “Video Gaming Disorder” VIDEO
May 1, 2019 - Video games are now officially considered a “public health concern” and video gaming for adolescents can become just like a drug addiction.
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien To Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects
April 29, 2019 - The FDA is forcing certain sleep drugs to carry a deadly serious warning about the rare, frightening side effects they can cause. The side effects, which have reportedly caused serious injuries and even deaths...
Hard to slow down AUDIO
As Meth Use Surges, First Responders Struggle To Help Those In Crisis AUDIO
May 1, 2019 - Then the itching started. It felt like pinpricks under the skin of her hands. Amelia was convinced she had scabies, skin lice. She spent hours in front of the mirror checking her skin and picking at her face.
Cocaine deaths up in U.S. and opioids are a big part of it
May 2, 2019 - Health officials say about 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017. Nearly 14,000 involved cocaine, and nearly 48,000 involved some type of opioid.
Luann de Lesseps Says She ‘Remains Committed’ to Sobriety After Failing Alcohol Test
May 2, 2019 - On Thursday, PEOPLE obtained a copy of a report filed April 24 with the Florida Department of Corrections, in which the Real Housewives of New York City star was accused of violating her probation twice...
BMX champ Tony Hoffman speaks about drug abuse
May 1, 2019 - He was serving a sentence for a home invasion and armed robbery. In 2004, he had robbed a house to score pills of OxyContin in an attempt to feed a drug addiction. He was sent to jail three years later after violating probation when he broke into another house.
If you are living with an alcoholic, you also need help and support
May 2, 2019 - Al-Anon Family Groups is a support group for family members of alcoholics and they can be a great support to you if you are feeling overwhelmed by the alcoholic in your home...
Traces of Coke in U.K. Shrimp
May 2, 2019- “We found that the most frequently detected compounds were illicit drugs, including cocaine and ketamine and a banned pesticide, fenuron,” said King’s College London environmental toxicologist Thomas Miller.
Complete guide to establishing a profitable recovery center
May 1, 2019 - Before you do start operating as a center, you will need to get plenty of legal protection. Firstly, make sure you get protection for your intellectual property so that no other company copies your branding. 
Vaccine for fentanyl addiction? Just two shots block drug cravings for 15 weeks in rats
May 1, 2019 - Fentanyl is now found in the bloodstreams of 90 percent of people that die of drug overdoses. The synthetic opioid is far more powerful than even heroin, and every bit as addictive. A vaccine that teaches the immune system to recognize and bind to fentanyl, blocking it from reaching the brain and triggering highs, addictions or overdoses has shown promise in rats...
Drug Addiction Treatment without Health Insurance
April 29, 2019 - Every year, millions of people are affected by alcoholism and drug addiction across the world. ... As such, long-term drug use continues to wreak havoc in the lives of these people. Finances are the major hindrance because buying drugs becomes the priority of addicts.
Imperial College launches world’s first Centre for Psychedelics Research
April 26, 2019 - Funded by more than £3 million from five founding donors, the new Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research will build on over a decade of pioneering work in this area...
Alcohol is everywhere on Tinder. How non-drinkers cope.
May 2, 2019 - (Sacha Zimmerman is a writer living in Washington, D.C. She is the author (as Sacha Z. Scoblic) of “Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety.”) So many users post profile pictures of themselves with booze that the nondrinkers among them — former drinkers working at staying sober as well as people who simply have no taste for alcohol — get a clear message: This dating-app world isn’t for you. It’s not just the
Child Suicide Attempts are Skyrocketing in the US, and Nobody Knows Why...
April 11, 2019 - In the United States, suicidal behaviour has quietly morphed into a public health crisis ... For the second decade in a row, the number of children and teenagers visiting the emergency department for suicidal behavior has almost doubled, and the median age is just 13 years old.
Going public with sobriety
MAY 03, 2019 - Given how common this problem is, one might think addiction would be readily accepted by our society, and that all one would have to do in order to get support is to admit one’s problem and ask for help. Right?
Feds Say Jail Must Give Inmate Suboxone
May 4, 2019 - Brenda Smith, a resident of Madawaska, Maine, was sentenced in 2018 to 40 days, for theft at an area Walmart ... Smith has been in stable recovery for five years on the medication. “This is no different — this is a medical condition that kills over 100 people every day,” said Susan Friedman of the Legal Action Council.
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