Monday, July 15, 2019

Medication Assisted CONSPIRACY

THE WEEKEND • July 12-14, 2019 • Vol. 6., No. 51
Suboxone Maker to Pay $1.4 BILLION in Largest Opioid Settlement in US History
July 11, 2019 - Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication...
Grace is the Most Powerful Antidote for Addiction
JULY 11, 2019 - I dive into the many different causes of our current overdose epidemic in Addiction Nation. They range from criminally deceitful pharmaceutical companies, economic inequality, lack of access to evidence-based treatments, and the disintegration of social and cultural connection. More@Sojo.net
Megan Rapinoe gives heartfelt birthday tribute to her brother, an addiction survivor
July 8, 2019 - Megan Rapinoe gave a birthday shoutout to her brother, who is a recovering addict ... Brian could not make the trip to France to watch his superstar sister because he is booked into a San Diego rehabilitative program that allows an inmate to finish the final 12 ...
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Hard Day's Night VIDEO
Ringo Starr on Peace & Love, Sobriety and His All-Time Favorite Beatles Song VIDEO
JULY 5, 2019 - I just couldn’t really move without alcohol. And without drugs. I was not a purist in any way! So in the end, I said to Barbara [Bach, his actress wife of 38 years], “You’ve got to get us into one of those [rehab] places.”More@Parade.com
Crossroads VIDEO
Hunter Biden Opens Up About the ‘Never-Ending Tunnel’ of AddictionVIDEO
July 3, 2019 - Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden is opening up about his struggles with addiction. In a new candid series of interviews with The New Yorker, Hunter, 49, spoke about his years-long issues with drinking and drugs, including recurring stints in rehab.
Addiction and Loss at the Shore: A Family Keeps A Final Promise
July 5, 2019 - OCEAN CITY, N.J. One summer day on the Seventh Street beach, Katie McShane was watching dolphins surface beyond the waves when the baby inside her began to kick. She had doubts about the man sitting beside her, but she guided his hand toward her belly ...More@Inquirer.com
Artist's Corner - Leelee Stranger
Leelee Stranger is a Finnish-American Film-maker, Actor and Playwright. Her debut play “REBELLION DOGS” was a semifinalist in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Convention in 2018. She trained as an acrobat at Circus Pilots 2004-2005 (Stockholm, Sweden) and as an actor with Jim Parrack and Andrea Dantas at Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab (2015-2017). Leelee is a founding member, along with Jake Sofaer, of the production company Escape from Apgar House. She lives in Brooklyn but will go anywhere to get that perfect shot. More@AREB
“Talent is God given – Be humble. Fame is man-given – Be grateful. Conceit is self-given – Be careful.” —John Wooden
Ways to deal with nutritional deficiencies due to alcoholism
July 6, 2019 - There are many people who have nutritional problems when they were addicts because their bodies were not always getting the nutrition they needed. These people are often dehydrated to a point that is terrifying, and they were not eating well when they were addicts.
Facebook May Benefit Adult Mental Health
July 7, 2019 - Facebook’s reputation has sunk in recent years for a variety of reasons... including its role in the 2016 elections and the recent data breach. However, a 2018 study on the use of social media by undergraduates found that limiting social media use to approximately 30 minutes per day may improve mental health. 
The U.S. Drug Czar Is WRONG
July 3, 2019 - The website declares in big, bold letters that “80% of heroin users started with a prescription painkiller,” and highlights the words “80%,” “heroin,” “started,” and “prescription” in lurid purple.
We Need to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder for What it Really is – Response to Trauma
July 5, 2019 - For every 100 patients we treat in inpatient psychiatric wards, 43 will have BPD. People with this condition are vulnerable, impulsive, and highly susceptible to criticism – yet they continue to face stigma and discrimination when seeking care.
The Importance of Recovery Cafes for British People
July 3, 2019 - For people in recovery from addiction, day-to-day life can be a fairly daunting prospect. Your social life might have focused around the pub, for example, or your friends might still be using the drugs you’re trying to stay away from. More@Metro.co.uk
British People Are Giving Their Greyhounds Cocaine
July 6, 2019 - ...the Greyhound Board Of Great Britain (GBGB) held disciplinary hearings for two trainers whose dogs had been tested positive for the class A drug. One dog, appropriately named Sniffing Out, tested positive...
Wine Mom vs. Sober Mom
July 7, 2019 - For years, alcohol has steadily seeped into the social fabric of motherhood, with pitchers of mimosas at morning playdates … and Facebook feeds filled with stylized memes declaring it’s not really drinking alone if your kids are home. More@WashingtonPost.com
Minute by minute, how cocaine wreaks havoc on your body – its deadly long-lasting effects
July 1, 2019 - As part of our End Of The Line campaign, which is raising awareness of the devastating impact even casual cocaine use can have on mental health, we break it down, minute-by-minute ... Within 5 minutes...
Sober bars offer connection without peer pressure to drink
July 2, 2019 - Pop’s Blue Moon bar, a fixture of this beer-loving city since 1908, has joined an emerging national trend: alcohol-free spaces offering social connections without peer pressure to drink, hangovers or DUIs...
From the Brink of the Drink: A personal story of tribulations and triumphs of alcoholism
JULY 2019 - From the Brink of the Drink is the true story of an alcoholic woman, whom at the tender age of twelve began relying on alcohol to calm deep-seated insecurities, mounting pressures, and uncontrollable fears. 
Man jumps off boat in Shasta Lake to avoid sobriety test
July 6, 2019 - When the deputy asked Callahan to get into the patrol boat for a sobriety test, Callahan took off his hat and lifejacket and instead jumped into the water. Callahan swam about 50 yards away before he asked the deputy to pick him up. More@KRCRTV.com
Addiction Nation: Writer shares hope amid the opioid crisis
July 6, 2019 - As I read through it, I turned corners of pages I thought were amazing and insightful. I look at the book now after having finished it and I see so many notched pages it is laughable. You will learn so much about how the brain works and how addiction affects an individual’s life... More@ManchesterInkLink.com
Platform Bullshi* VIDEO
Presidential candidates plans to combat the opioid crisis VIDEO
July 5, 2019 - The plans range from stopping drugs at the border to criminally prosecuting executives at pharmaceutical companies. More@Fox17.com
Global Addiction Treatment Industry Sales, Growth Rate, and Market Size Analysis
July 6, 2019 - The Global Addiction Treatment Market appears to be a window into the vigorously growing Addiction Treatment industry that provides a thorough outlook towards the market, considering profitability, attractiveness, potential and contemporary trends in the market... More@IndustryJournal.info
Drug cop loses daughter to overdose, builds sober living house in her honor
July 3, 2019 - “I felt like handcuffs and incarceration were the answer to this epidemic,” Simmers said. Now, he runs a drug treatment program to help addicts. He’s hoping that although he wasn’t able to save his daughter, he could save the lives of others. More@FoxNews.com
David Cale’s ‘We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time’
July 3, 2019 - Although the show has many dark moments, David Cale’s ultimate optimism leaves one with the sense that he has overcome his demons and embraces the positive aspects of existence ... David learned to escape; he developed a bird and animal hospital...
7 Causes of Drug Addiction
July 3, 2019 - ...you need to know what you can do to get past these problems in your life. Most people who have issues with their health are going to need to think very hard about how their addiction has played into their problems. These same people need to...
Speed Kills VIDEO
Winnipeg’s hidden ‘meth camps’ a sign of drug addiction struggleVIDEO July 7, 2019 - A short trip along some of the city’s trails and pathways reveals a number of so-called “meth camps” where people with drug addictions live and use the drug. Local outreach workers try to check in on the camps every day. More@CTVNews.ca
Teen use of marijuana dips with new recreational laws
July 9, 2019 - New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens’ odds of using pot. One reason may be that it’s harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries than from dealers... 
Judge Asked to Rule in Favor of Drugmakers in Opioids Trial
July 3, 2019 - He described as “utter nonsense” the idea that marketing would have left doctors in Oklahoma unaware of the risks of opioids. He added that he believes doctors were probably more influenced by strong efforts made by the government in the 1990s to get doctors to recognize pain as a “fifth vital sign” that must be treated.
The Elementary School Where Addiction Sets the Curriculum
June 12, 2019 - Riley, who is 9 years old, described how he had often been left alone to care for his baby brother while his parents were somewhere else getting high ... Like many of his classmates at Minford Elementary School, Riley struggles with behavioral and psychological problems...More@NYTimes.com
Joรฃo Gilberto: Brazilian ‘father of bossa nova’ dies aged 88
July 6, 2019 - In 1964, he famously collaborated with America saxophone player Stan Getz. Their album sold millions of copies and won international praise, including a US Grammy for Album of the year. More@Spin.com
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