Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Teens Given Opioids Like Candy

May 28, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 45
For Treatment Industry & Recovery Community
Rehab employee given 10 years in prison for selling heroin
May 20, 2019 - A search of his residence July 6, 2017, found a handgun, a ballistic vest, “heroin which is in a plastic container in the back of a picture frame” and other drug packaging and distribution materials, the office
A Drop in the Coffin AUDIO
$85 Million Settlement in Oklahoma Opioid Case AUDIO 
May 26, 2019 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state.
To Protect and Survive AUDIO
A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober NPR AUDIO
May 26, 2019 - “I decided I wanted to live” Two key ingredients came together for Shannon McCarty to get off drugs in late 2017: connections and timing. “The police showed up because they said they got a call that we were shooting up in the car,” Shannon said.
Sacklers accused of ‘corrupting’ World Health Organization to exploit and explode opioid sales
May 22, 2019 - “The web we uncovered paints a picture of a public health organization that has been corrupted by the opioid industry.”
Can CBD Really Do All That?
May 14, 2019 - The idea to try cannabis extract came to David after he found out that the federal government held a patent on cannabidiol, a molecule ... Unlike the better-known marijuana molecule delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive; it doesn’t get users high.
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Neuroscientist Carl Hart VIDEO
Drug addiction: separating myth from reality VIDEO ONLY
May 23, 2019 - Columbia University Professor and neuroscientist Carl Hart explores the myths and social forces that shape our views on drugs and drug policy.
I Chose Functional Heroin Use
May 23, 2019 - Suboxone, I found, took away my ability to feel joy; Subutex kept me from sleeping for nights on end. And as for methadone…well, I couldn’t wake up in time for any of the nearby clinics ...
“It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.” Shirley Chisholm
Executive Corner – Renee Baribeau - Renee Baribeau is an Award Winning Hay House author of Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine. She is a wind whistler, soul coach, inspirational speaker, and workshop leader, known and respected for her down-to-earth approach. .
Teens still commonly prescribed opioids at high rates
May 27, 2019 - From 2005 to 2015, nearly 15 percent of teens and young adults received an opioid prescription during an emergency room visit ... What’s more, ER visits for dental issues resulted in an opioid prescription nearly 60 percent of the time.
Fighting Fentanyl
May 22, 2019 - In a dungeon-like jail in the center of this depressed farming town, 18 women in orange-and-white-striped prison uniforms are crammed into a two-story cell block. Many of them are withdrawing from fentanyl.
Four Pennsylvania Opioid addicts on how they got hooked
MAY 24, 2019 - The motel room reminded me of an old kitchen rag: warm, in a sticky, humid way, and permeated by stale cigarette smoke, which the carpet and curtains had thoroughly absorbed. Heroin paraphernalia was strewn around the room. I sat stoically on a chair in a corner of the room, waiting for the three occupants to do what they needed to do so we could start the interview.
Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams ‘Dissolve’Foundation
May 22, 2019 - “Although The Hunter Foundation in its current form will dissolve, the important work will live on. I plan on launching a new foundation in the near future to continue the important mission in helping those struggling with drug addiction and substance abuse.”
Florence (+ the Machine) Welch on sobriety, ‘High as Hope’
May 23, 2019 - Toward the end [of my drinking], when I was in a really bad place, I was showing up to the studio on the wrong day, crying, dragging songs out of myself, in so much pain. This time, I could show up and have my creative autonomy back.
Suggested by John West VIDEO
Deepak Chopra: This is the Best Way to Manage Stress VIDEO
May 23, 2019 - The simple solution is to cultivate an anti-stress regimen that you enjoy and can keep up with. Here are some science-backed practices that require very little shift in your daily routine:
Healing as a Subversive Act by Gabor Maté
May/June 2019 - We can’t just hand out more and more medications. We have to look at the stresses that, on a social level, affect people. Some people, for historic and economic and social reasons, might be affected more than others. But that imbalance affects all of us—we’re all part of the same system...
Nicotine exposure in newborns alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction 
May 22, 2019 - “This new research in mice helps elucidate the mechanisms of how and why. Neonatal nicotine exposure primes VTA neurons for a fate they normally would not have taken, making them more susceptible to the effects of nicotine when the animals are again exposed to nicotine later in life.”
Gen Z Depression: Why Our Young Adults Are at Risk
May 15, 2019 - Why is this generation at risk? The authors of the study suggest that two major factors may be at play: increased screen time and a corresponding rise in sleep deprivation. It’s no coincidence, they say, that the greatest
7 Ways to Promote Spiritual Growth in Sobriety
May 21, 2019 - Cassidy Webb is a 24 year old avid writer from South Florida. ... Her passion in life is to help others by sharing her experience, strength, and hope.
Son Pleads Guilty in Pill Mill Doctor’s Slaying
May 23, 2019 - A prosecutor in Ohio says a man has pleaded guilty to a murder charge for fatally shooting his father, a former doctor who was awaiting sentencing for running a pill mill.
My Miscarriage Made Me Grateful for My Sobriety
May 23, 2019 - I wrote about how our elopement in December 2017 didn’t make me any less bisexual, or how I couldn’t take his last name because my Latina identity was too important to me, or the way I learned that masturbation can and should be a form of self-care.
American Addiction Centers’ Facility Launches Program to Help Veterans with Addiction
May 22, 2019 - Desert Hope Treatment Center is a designated Veterans Choice Provider, which means veterans may qualify to have their care covered through the Veterans Administration. Many of the staff who lead the program are veterans themselves.
Government at Work VIDEO
Gov. Tom Wolf learns how to administer Narcan VIDEO
May 22, 2019 - Gov. Tom Wolf carefully checked the area to ensure he was safe before approaching Manny, the prone figure in front of him. The governor removed a dose of Narcan from its plastic packaging and positioned the vial near Manny’s nostrils.
FDA Blocks New Addiction Drug 
May 24, 2019 - That’s because a quirk in federal law may prevent a competing drug called Brixadi from going on sale until 2024. “It’s ready for market now,” “We are deemed safe and effective by FDA, but we are unable to make the product available to patients during this crisis.
Takin' it to the streets VIDEO
These psychiatrists bring mental health care to those who need it most VIDEO
May 16, 2019 - It was a cold and rainy day when the doctor found Alvin on the streets of Oakland, months out of jail, off his psychiatric medications and considering taking his own life...
Capitalism Camp for Kids
May 22, 2019 - Summer camp is also for capitalism. Or at least it is for a growing number of children whose parents enroll them in workshops and sleep-away trips that focus on stimulating the entrepreneurial mind-set ... Suggested topics of discussion, according to a schedule on the camp’s website, include “The Richest Kids in America”...
Don’t give up on anyone’: says Mets great Darryl Strawberry 
May 24, 2019 - “Don’t give up on anyone. If people had given up on me, I wouldn’t be standing here today. My mother prayed for me and my wife pulled me out of dope houses 16 years ago,” said Strawberry, who has been in recovery for 16 years.
June Dobbs Butts, Sex Therapist Preached Frankness, Dies at 90
May 24, 2019 - Dr. Butts was by many accounts the first African-American to train and practice at William Masters and Virginia Johnson’s famed institute in St. Louis, and she brought their modern, uninhibited view of sex therapy to black patients in the 1970s.
Mama Who? Mama Why? Mama Don't!VIDEO
Mama June Continues To Show Signs Of Drug Addiction VIDEO
May 26, 2019, Author – Mama June continues to show signs of drug abuse and it has her family and friends growing extremely concerned for the “From Not To Hot” reality television star. Sources close to Mama June reveal that June has allegedly tried and unsuccessfully attempted rehab...
The big business of loneliness
May 6, 2019 - Emily moved into her Brooklyn apartment building two weeks ago and now finds herself watching the Oscars with people she hopes to call her friends, making small talk...People are watching, but they’re also talking, sharing opinions and swapping movie trivia. 
Middle-Aged Women Are Fastest Growing Segment of AddictsVIDEO
MAY 25, 2019 - “I never dreamt in a million years that I would become an alcoholic. I could not stop; my children begged me to,” said Wolfe. A recent report from the Center for Disease and Control shows the number of “middle-aged” women who died of overdose has quadrupled since 1999.
Sober memes are thriving
May 26, 2019 - “It’s funny how drinking 8 cups of water a day seems impossible but 7 beers and 5 shots in two hours goes down like a fat kid on a seesaw,” reads a screenshot of a tweet pictured on Instagram.
Weed Increases Your Chances of Developing Psychosis
MAR. 20, 2019 - A new study out of King’s College London indicates that someone who uses marijuana every day is three times more likely to develop a psychotic disorder for the first time than someone who has never used it.
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