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Treating & Inflicting Sexual Assault, at the same Time?
May 9, 2019 - How can victims of sexual trauma be helped if so-called healers inflict it? Last month, the Chicago Tribune published an article headlined, “6 women sexually abused by a counselor at women’s rehab center Timberline Knolls... More@Medium.com
Candidate touts $100 billion plan to fight addiction VIDEO
May 4, 2018 - The text for the story goes here. The text forMay 5, 2019 - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar discusses her personal connection to addiction and her new plan to combat it. More@CNN.com
Federal Court Rules Jail Must Give Inmate Suboxone
May 4, 2019 - The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled that a rural Maine jail must provide Brenda Smith with medication for her opioid use disorder. “It represents a huge step forward in the fight against the opioid crisis...” says Emma Bond, an attorney with the ACLU of Maine. More@NPR.org
Rob Lowe marks 29 years of sobriety with inspiring messageAUDIO
May 11, 2019 - The actor and director, 55, took to Instagram to mark the milestone ... Lowe has a record of tweeting every year on May 10 and May 11 to celebrate his recovery, saying last year, “it ain’t easy, but it is simple!”
Legendary Quarterback Joe Namath Says Drinking Nearly Killed Him
May 8, 2019 - Former New York Jets star Joe Namath has come clean in a new book over his post-football career alcohol addiction. (H)ealth-wise, I’d probably be dead by now if I hadn’t stopped drinking,”...
Depraved indifference to human suffering - Ain't Life Grand
May 7, 2019 - Richard Sackler sought the person’s reaction to a Time magazine article on OxyContin, the lawsuit said. The associate said “the whole thing is a sham, and if people die because they abuse it, then good riddance.”
Elizabeth Warren: Sackler Name Should Come Off Harvard
May 9, 2019 - As she unveiled her $100 billion campaign to combat the opioid epidemic, Senator Elizabeth Warren escalated her criticism of the pharmaceutical industry, and will donate the contributions she has received from the family of the (Purdue) pharma king Raymond Sackler ...
May 13, 2019 - By TIAN DAYTON: A few days ago a group of us from nacoa USA had tea with nacoa UK at the iCAAD conference in London. Surrounded by professionals who deal with this issue daily and the warm, engaged and energized energy of the conference, this was a tea that brought friends together, “hands across the water”. It was inspiring and motivating.More@AcesConnection.com
Co-Founder of Stack 3 Productions, Chip is originally from North Myrtle Beach, SC, and is the younger brother of Wheel of Fortune’s famous letter turner, Vanna White. He has more than 30 years of experience in the film and TV business. Chip moved to LA in the early 80’s and spent the next 20 years working for some of Hollywood’s biggest companies. He is also in pre-pro for the indie feature Electric Jesus. He also produces and develops projects under the Stack 3 banner. More@AREB
March 7, 2019 - On April 16, just in time for 4/20, AdvisorShares’ Chief Operating Officer Dan Ahrens had done what seemed like a pothead’s fever dream: He announced the public trading of Pure Cannabis ETF with its totally genius ticker symbol: YOLO. The YOLO ETF, or exchange-traded fund...
Philly district attorney ‘very close’ to ending criminalization of all drug possession VIDEO
May 9, 2019 - Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Tuesday evening that the city is “very close” to diverting all drug possession arrests ... “It’s different than carrying a bunch of drugs that you intend to sell or deliver later,” “It’s just possession…”
A life in recovery: From selling crack to bottling vitamins
May 8, 2019 - One of Teilya’s earliest memories is of a police officer coming to the door of the apartment she shared with her mother and younger brother in Warren, Massachusetts. “My mom had come home drunk from the bar,” Teilya said. “I heard yelling and a knock at the door. The police wanted to arrest her.
Common Reveals He’s Been In Therapy For ‘Love Addiction’ -VIDEO
May 9, 2019 - The rapper-actor-author, who recently released his new memoir Let Love Have the Last Word, revealed he’s been in therapy to work out issues associated with ... “love addiction.” “The pattern I found myself in—was the feeling of being in love and that honeymoon period. I was addicted to that feeling,”...
Walgreens To Restrict Tobacco Sales To Those Under 21
April 23, 2019 - In the face of an “epidemic” rise in tobacco products use among middle and high school students, the U.S. health regulator has been introducing new policies to restrict teen access to such products.
How half a ton of cocaine transformed the life of an island
May 10, 2019 - Around midday on 6 June 2001, locals saw a white yacht, about 40 feet long, drifting aimlessly near the area’s sheer cliffs. Aboard the ship was millions of pounds worth of uncut cocaine. The man sailing the ship had to get rid of his freight temporarily, and so he began scouring the coast for a place to hide the drugs.
Child Discovers $40,000 Worth of Meth Inside Box of Legos
May 8, 2019 - Three women from Georgia who were visiting a Charleston, South Carolina consignment shop thought they were getting a nice gift for a child back home. But instead of the colorful, interlocking blocks...
Opinion: How Carl Jung inspired Alcoholics Anonymous
May 8, 2019 - A little-known aspect of the history of AA... is the influence of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. Jung’s unusual influence came largely through his unsuccessful treatment of Rowland Hazard, a former state senator from Rhode Island who, in the late 1920s, found himself slipping ever deeper into alcoholism.
Louisiana implants inmates with anti-addiction drug
May 6, 2019 - “If you’re really concerned about the population, why don’t you start with what’s approved?” — A pilot program for treating Louisiana prisoners addicted to opioids relies on a surgical implant that hasn’t been approved by federal regulators...
May 10, 2019 - “No, this is NOT an act ... This was me earlier having one of THE WORST panic attacks I’d ever had that happened to be caught on camera.” Kharina Kharuddin, who has 95,000 followers on Instagram, uploaded this clip in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues. More@NYPost.com
Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate with the U.S. to Do the Same
May 9, 2019 - “The war on drugs has been extremely costly, not just in terms of government resources, but also human lives, and it has failed to accomplish its objective,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained.
‘Halt and Catch Fire’ actress Lisa Sheridan’s cause of death was chronic alcoholism
MAY 11, 2019 - The autopsy report, obtained by RadarOnline.com, comes more than two months after the death of the 44-year-old actress. Although the manner of Sheridan’s death was deemed natural, the document revealed she had a “reported history of benzodiazpine abuse” and suffered a “remote brain injury” after a fall.
Guns N’ Roses' Duff McKagan Celebrates 25 Years of Sobriety!
May 12, 2019 - In May of 1994 Duff McKagan had a close brush with death when his pancreas exploded. He could have nearly died, but lucky for him his time hadn’t come. This month Duff celebrates 25 years of sobriety...
Former Premier Parking CEO Buys Health Care Company.
Feb. 20, 2019 - It didn’t take Ryan Chapman long to find a new venture. The former Premier Parking CEO has purchased a majority stake in Nashville-based behavioral health firm Integrative Life Center and will serve as the company’s CEO. Founded in 2010, Integrative Life Center provides residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health disorders. More@BizJournals.com
‘No, I Want to Live’: How Lisa Smith Esq., Chose Sobriety
May 12, 2019 - Lisa Smith started her day April 5, 2004, the same as any other: unbearably hungover and propped up on a mix of booze and cocaine ... The life of a young attorney in New York City was hard for everyone, she reasoned... More@Law.com
First Michael Cartwright-Coakley School Scholarship recipients graduate from Middle Tennessee State University
May 13, 2019 - Businessman Michael Cartwright, left, chairman and co-founder of American Addiction Centers, joins Whitney Curtis, Emily Mckenzie and MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee in celebration of the two May 4 graduates as the first Cartwright-Coakley Scholarship recipients to graduate from the university.
Carol Colleran, who beat addiction and changed treatment industry, dies at 82
MAY 8, 2019 - “She was a giant in our field,” said William Cope Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “She was talking about older adults when nobody else really was.” More@StarTribune.com