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Has First Death from Marijuana Been Recorded in the US?
June 6, 2019 - According to the New Orleans Advocate, Coroner Christy Montegut has outlined how he believes a 39-year-old woman, discovered dead in her apartment, died from vaping THC oil. More@Newsweek.com
‘He died in their hands’ Family suing Sonoma County rehab center over son’s death VIDEO
June 1, 2019 - ...he was coping with an addiction to painkillers. So bad, he checked himself into rehab: Mountain Vista Farm in Glen Ellen … The state fined Mountain Vista Farm $700 for Teddy’s death, but the family is outraged. More@ABC7News.com
June 2, 2019 - Unshattered, a Dutchess County-based nonprofit social enterprise, is celebrating a milestone in its mission— three years of sustained sobriety for 100 percent of the women employed by the organization.
‘Euphoria’ Team Talks Avoiding Glamorizing Addiction
June 8, 2019 - HBO’s adaptation of Israeli teen drama “Euphoria” explores the lives of high school kids who are grappling with social pressures, burgeoning sexualities and addiction ... Sam Levinson, shared that watching “Requiem for a Dream” made him want to try heroin, said the production team is “mindful”... More@Variety.com
June 7, 2018 - Wherever musicians gathered, Dr John, who has died aged 77, was revered as songwriter, singer, arranger and pianist ... He began to develop a cult following with the release of his first major-label album, Gris-Gris (1968), a startling brew of voodoo funk and strange incantations, epitomised by the eerie eight-minute mantra I Walk on Guilded Splinters...
June 4, 2019 - The average teenager consumes three times more sugar than recommended. “Plain packaging would help us all to make better choices and reduce the hassle of pester power for busy parents,” he said. He wants to see it adopted alongside a range of other measures, including a ban on junk food advertising...More@BBC.com
Prevention: the new holy grail of treating mental illness
June 8, 2019 - “Prevention is much less developed in mental disorders than in other areas of medicine,” said Ron C Kessler, a Harvard Medical School professor. “In psychiatry and psychology it is like we are practicing 1950s cardiology... More@TheGuardian.com
How the restaurant industry is tackling its drug abuse problem
JUNE 06, 2019 - Ben’s Friends is not an AA meeting, although it is very similar to one. Rather it’s part of a recent, growing movement within the restaurant industry to address issues that have long plagued the profession — often glorified, more often ignored, and as much a part of kitchens as the uniform. More@LATimes.com
Maria Gray, LMFT, NMP, CGP is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups. Prior to becoming a therapist, Maria had a long, successful career as a technology consultant. One day, during a break from a busy corporate job, she became inspired while attending a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. More@Addiction/Recovery eBulletin
Lisa Marie Presley reveals battle with opioid addiction in Harry Nelson book
June 4, 2019 - The 51-year-old singer, songwriter and, yes, daughter of Elvis Presley opened up for the first time about her “own addiction to opioids and painkillers” in a foreword she wrote for the book The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain by Harry Nelson. More@Yahoo.com
People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’ VIDEO
June 8, 2019 - I ordered a carrot-and-ginger shrub and hoped it would be palatable. I was pleasantly surprised, drank the whole thing and, voila, was not even tipsy. Even more exciting: my bill. It was a mere $15 for two drinks and a bread bowl... More@CNN.com
Medical College to study vaping with $7.5 million grant from JuulVIDEO
June 7, 2019 - Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, invested $12.8 billion in Juul in December ... “Juul is not a smoking company,” said Hildreth. “Juul is a nicotine delivery company, first of all.
An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse
June 6, 2019 - Over almost two decades, Dr. O’Neil, 70, has implanted his device — which is unlicensed but legal in Australia — into thousands of people who have traveled to his nonprofit clinic in Subiaco, a suburb of Perth. Dr. George O’Neil anesthetizing Jessica Martin’s abdomen before implanting the drug naltrexone...
Certain ADHD medications may increase risk of psychosis
MAY 28, 2019 - The potential of developing psychosis was greater in younger patients who take amphetamines, such as Adderall or Vyvanse, than those taking methylphenidates, such as Ritalin or Concerta...
June 8, 2019 - More than one in 10 (10.7 per cent) UK adults are believed to have tried the drug at least once in their lifetime, a figure that is double the EU average of 5.4 per cent. What’s more, almost a third (28 per cent) of those being treated for cocaine addiction across Europe were in the UK, accounting for 20,290 out of 72,424.
Third candidate for UK prime minister reveals past drug use
June 8, 2019 - Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Times of London he drank a “cannabis lassi” in his youth while backpacking in India. International Development Secretary Rory Stewart told the Telegraph he smoked opium at a wedding in Iran 15 years ago.
20 Years Ago: The Chili Peppers Gave Everyone a Case of ‘Californication’ VIDEO
JUNE 7, 2019 - After Dave Navarro left the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998, cue the return of Frusciante. After entering himself into rehab to battle his drug addiction, one of his visitors was none other than RHCP bassist Flea. Re-kindling their friendship, Frusciante was invited to rejoin the band. More@WAAF.Radio.com
June 9, 2019 - There is evidence to suggest dogs evolved alongside us and consequently are in tune with our emotions and bond with us through eye contact … more than being “man’s best friend,” it appears our pet dogs may be mirroring our mental state too... More@QZ.com
Pregnant with substance abuse: She needs treatment, not prison
June 4, 2019 - More than 210,000 women spent Mother’s Day 2019 in America’s prisons and jails. Pregnant women with substance use disorders inside and outside of prisons and jails are struggling, and many are dying.
Opioid blocking medications have tougher restrictions than opioidsVIDEO
June 6, 2019 - “It’s easier for a physician to cause an opiate disorder and prescribe pain medicines, than it is to treat an opiate disorder by prescribing Buprenorphine,” says Walsh. More@KomoNews.com
Construction industry confronts drug addiction among ranks
June 7, 2019 - Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at project sites throughout the state this week as their industry attempted to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks. More@DailyReporter.com
June 7, 2019 - In an opioid overdose, every second can make the difference between life and death. Friends, family members or bystanders witnessing an overdose should never have to hesitate to dial 9-1-1. Yet current Texas law can expose people to drug possession charges...
FDA calls out e-cig companies using social media ‘influencers’VIDEO
June 7, 2019 - “We cannot and will not risk a generation of youth to a lifetime of nicotine addiction,” FDA Commissioner ... Some of the flavors targeted by the FDA include “Mango Pineapple,” “Strawberry Kiwi,” and “Cotton Cookies Nicotine Salt.”
June 5, 2019 - Dr. William Husel, who was fired from the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System in December and stripped of his medical license after the allegations came to light, turned himself in for an arraignment on 25 counts of murder. More@News.Yahoo.com
Emma Semler shared heroin with a friend ... She’ll now spend 21 years in prison
May 30, 2019 - “I should be dead as well,” she told them through tears, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t know why I’m still here and not Jenny.” ... On one fateful evening in 2014, they shot up together at a KFC in West Philadelphia. More@WashingtonPost.com
'Rocketman' Nails Link Between Childhood Trauma & Addiction
May 30, 2019 - He says as much in new film Rocketman – or at least his character played by Taron Egerton does, when, at an AA meeting, he opens with: “I'm Elton Hercules John and I’m an alcoholic, cocaine addict, sex addict, bulimic, shopaholic…” and so the list goes on, referencing weed, psychedelics and benzos.
April 2019 - But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues - and they’re fully prepared to do something about them.More@BBC.co.uk
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