We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
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May 20, 2019 - in her new explosive book “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom,” investigative journalist Katherine Eban works with two industry whistleblowers to expose how some manufacturers are cutting corners at the cost of quality and safety.
May 18, 2019 - “We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test,” Odom wrote. They found a fake rubber one. Odom had it filled with his trainer’s clean urine, then produced the sample while being monitored per usual drug-testing policy.More@NBCSports.com
May 21, 2019 - Imagine walking into a bookstore looking for information about pain management sans drugs––trauma and its effects on addictive behavior—co-dependency—psycho-drama—adolescents and internet addiction—intervention for families—loneliness—marketing—relationship trauma repair—emotional intelligence and resilience—shame—equilibrium in the here and now—cultivating healthy attachments—healing trauma and PTSD, acupuncture and Eastern medicine.More@AREB
‘I hope it inspires people to come off drugs’ - Elton John
May 18 2019 - Elton John has lashed out at criticism over the casting of Taron Egerton in ‘Rocketman’. The openly gay music icon - who is married to David Furnish - thinks it is “bulls**t” that straight actor Taron has been blasted for taking on the role of Elton in the biopic.
Beginnings: Born in Jamaica, New York, grew up in Flushing where Monday through sundown Friday, I was not Jewish enough and on weekends visiting cousins, I was not quite Black enough, but eventually learned to embrace and embody both.
Education: (The streets of NY/LA/Detroit, Schools, Shrines, and Backstabbers) NYU Undergraduate Institute of Film and Television; Madison Avenue; UCLA; Covey-Franklin Leadership Training
Strengths: Married happily 47 years to Liz McNeill, Father of Nigel McNeill, Optimistic, Encouraging, Collaborative, Supportive, Funny, Conceptual, Storytelling, Counseling, Spiritual, Articulate, Coffee Aficionado
May 15, 2019 - AC (NYSE: AAC), which reported $295.8 million of revenue for 2018, saw its revenue drop by almost $22 million during the first quarter compared to the same period last year. The company operates 11 inpatient facilities, 24 standalone outpatient centers and four sober-living facilities across the U.S....
Why an Indonesian Rehab Center Doesn’t Insist on AbstinenceAUDIO
May 16, 2019 - He spent time in mental hospitals, in jail. Finally he landed at a rehab program based on the famous addiction treatment program Alcoholics Anonymous or AA. The program also offered meetings of NA, Narcotics Anonymous. More@NPR.org
Kelly Osbourne@2 Years Sober: ‘It’s Completely Changed My Life’VIDEO
May 16, 2019 - “I am almost two years sober and it’s completely changed my life.” With this has come a growth in self-confidence — and a realization that life’s problems can’t miraculously be swept away through self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. More@People.com
Not Talking About Mental Health Is Literally Killing Men
MAY 2, 2018 - Rooted in science and expert opinion, our content translates dense topics into easily digestible, actionable health advice. Piecemeal, the concepts are sound and effective. But overall health must be viewed holistically. More@MensHealth.com
May 14, 2019 - What if we could connect with the parts of ourselves that are hidden inside of us. The kid in us who wants attention, who is creative and spontaneous. The artist in us, the story teller, the writer, the visionary, the helper. More@ThriveGlobal.com
MAY 17, 2019 - “I lost complete touch with that. I vowed when I did change my life that that would never happen again.” The 72-year-old John did change his life — he’s been sober for almost 30 years. He’s now happily married to David Furnish (they’ve been together for 26 years), and they have two sons... More@Variety.com
PA sues Oxycontin maker says it targeted elderly and vets VIDEO
May 14, 2019 - We are suing the giant, the pharma lord who created Oxycontin,” … “Purdue owes it to the thousands of Pennsylvanians who lost their lives to [drug overdoses] to stop making excuses and instead to take responsibility for their actions,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro added. More@NBCNews.com
'No safe opioid’: Tramadol isn’t a less addictive painkiller
May 14, 2019 - American researchers found that tramadol, an increasingly prescribed post-surgery painkiller that was thought to be less addictive than other opioids, is actually every bit as dangerous. More@CBC.ca
Video Shows State Rep. Steve Reick’s DUI Arrest VIDEO
May 18, 2019 - Dashboard camera video from his drunk driving arrest shows Reick hitting the curb with his pickup truck as he was pulled over around 11:45 p.m. on May 1. ... “I have had too much to drink tonight,” Reick told the trooper. “I will admit that.” The video shows Reick trying a walk-and-turn sobriety test, and blowing into a Breathalyzer. More@CBSLocal.com
Technology is Rapidly Advancing OD-Resistant Bathrooms VIDEO
MAY 14, 2019 - “It was a learning curve,” he said. “We started at four minutes, but within a week Jessie called me and said, ‘John, four minutes is too long, can you set it to three? But that was too long too. Now it’s two minutes.”
Onetime skid row addict has something to say about the homeless problem
MAY 15, 2019 - But mental illness and addiction are also huge factors, and often, the two disorders team up and complicate efforts to get people housed. Tens of thousands of people were moved into housing last year, but their replacements keep stacking up on streets, under bridges and in river beds. More@LATimes.com
Attraction to smell of coffee may help addiction treatment
MAY 18, 2019 - It’s a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances with a distinct smell ... It’s the first evidence that java junkies are more sensitive to the smell of coffee, according to the study published recently in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. More@UPI.com
Illinois Bill Seeks to Legalize Syringe Exchanges Statewide
May 17, 2019 - Lyndsay Hartman, 30, who works as a case manager for a Kane County recovery center, said she started the exchange, called Point to Point, after watching her former boyfriend struggle with heroin addiction.
Victory Over Addiction Is Story of Becoming Better Mother
May 18, 2019 - Brittany Rhodes admits she doesn’t have the best track record as a mother, but the drug addiction that hindered her ability to raise her children when she was younger is now tempered by her desire to be the best mom she can be.More@USNews.com
Woman who got arrested offered free treatment by rehab
May 17, 2019 - Michelle Hildebrandt stole a box of Lucky Charms, soda and some plastic utensils from a Largo, Fla., CVS, and dumped all of the contents onto the floor. When Largo police arrived on the scene, she told them she wanted to go to jail because she’s addicted to heroin.
May 17, 2019 - For those Franklin County, Ohio, residents with family or friends that might be at risk for an overdose, the coroner encourages them to take the necessary steps to have Naloxone available for them.More@NBC4i.com
May 17, 2019 - “She was in a number of sober-living homes. And one thing that we found out, she was always loving and caring with her peers in the sober-living homes. She was very helpful and comforting to so many others.”
Neuroscientist’s Journey From Addiction To Recovery AUDIO
May 17, 2019 - Using drugs is not at all new. People have been using drugs since we’ve been people, and other animals use drugs,” said Grisel, who is now a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at Bucknell University. “It’s a universal tendency to want to change the way we see, feel and perceive the world.”
Former Clinton aide shares his story of recovery from addiction
MAY 17, 2019 - Ryan Hampton’s political career, which started with President Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign and led to a job at the White House, started crumbling after a 2003 hiking accident prompted doctors to prescribe him painkillers. More@MCall.com
Colorado could allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of painkillers VIDEO
May 17, 2019 - Jared Penman got a medical marijuana card, made a commitment to stop using the pills, and said marijuana helped with his withdrawals and pain management. Penman said he hasn’t touched an opioid in seven years.More@9News.com
Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103
May 17, 2019 - Herman Wouk was born on May 27, 1915, in the Bronx, to Abraham and Esther (Levine) Wouk. His father, an immigrant from Minsk, had started out sorting and marking laundry for $3 a week but rose to become president of an industrial steam-laundry business.
Artie Lange: Arrested For Drug Court Violation After 100 Days of Sobriety
May 20, 2019 - “Lange is non-compliant,” said a spokesperson for the Essex County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey. “Consequently, he will be taken into custody by officers from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office,” the official added... More@HollywoodGossip.com
CBD effective in treating heroin addiction CNN VIDEO
May 21, 2019 - “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” More@CNN.com
Austin Eubanks, Injured Columbine Survivor & Addiction Recovery Speaker: Dead VIDEO
May 20, 2019 - Eubanks, who was shot twice by the two Columbine gunmen who were students at the school and who saw his best friend die before his eyes, battled an opioid addiction for years after the massacre. He became a public speaker on addiction recovery after becoming sober in 2011. More@HuffPost.com
I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102
May 16, 2019 - ... was a committed modernist throughout his life, and while none of his buildings could ever be called old-fashioned or traditional, his particular brand of modernism — clean, reserved, sharp-edged and unapologetic in its use of simple geometries and its aspirations to monumentality...