Wednesday, September 11, 2019

American Newborns Cry For Drugs

September 10, 2019 • Vol. 7., No. 2
Living on the Streets, Dying on the Streets
September 5, 2019 - It was Sunday morning, the middle of Labor Day weekend ... the balding, middle-aged man was facedown, arms at his side, a small pool of blood near his mouth. In a region of abundant wealth and world-class hospitals, people die penniless, they die in pain, they die alone.
Opioid Maker Reaches Settlement In Huge Lawsuit
September 6, 2019 - Under the deal, Mallinckrodt would pay Cuyahoga and Summit counties $24 million in cash and donate $6 million in drugs, including addiction treatment medications. The proposed deal would take the Ireland-based opioid manufacturer off the list of defendants...
Newborn Babies Cry for Drugs
Sept. 7, 2019 - “He’s frantic,” Dr. Stefan Maxwell said of the infant going through withdrawal. “Baby isn’t sleeping, isn’t eating, isn’t growing. It’s a disaster.” ... A volunteer “cuddler” holds him while walking around, murmuring sweetly, hour after hour, but he is inconsolable. What his body craves is heroin.
Today is Suicide Prevention Day
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 - ...every year suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. In America, it was the 10th leading cause of death...
Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?
September 9, 2019 - “We don’t have a good answer yet,” said Bradley Ray, dir. of Wayne State University’s Center for Behavioral Health and Justice ... A startling 58 percent of all drug-related deaths last year involved fentanyl and methamphetamine combined.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” —Kahlil Gibran
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OxyContin heiress offered ex-opioid addict Courtney Love $100K to attend fashion show
September 8, 2019 - ... but the widow of Kurt Cobain shot back, “The Sackler family has no shame — I won’t sell out to them.” According to emails from Sackler’s team to Love, exclusively seen by Page Six,
CDC: Stop using deadly e-cigs.
Sept. 6, 2019 - “While this investigation is ongoing, people should not use e-cigarette products,” Dana Meaney-Delman of the CDC said in a call Friday. That broad recommendation is because “there is a diversity of products” some containing THC...
Is Food Addiction a Real Thing?
September 6, 2019 - Are you a “food addict” if you overeat any foods for the sake of comfort and pleasure...? Some scientists say overeating “junk” food, or fast food, actually changes your brain wiring to the degree that you lose your ability to resist these foods.
Drug addiction soon to be decriminalized in Malaysia
Sept. 8, 2019 - Rather than viewing it as a crime, the Government is proposing that drug addiction be treated as a health problem. Such a step has been lauded by parties who believe drug addicts should be rehabilitated for their condition instead of being put behind bars.
Purdue Bankruptcy Would Make Opioids Cases Even Messier
September 8, 2019 - A bankruptcy filing, if it happens, could change the landscape instantly for a complicated series of lawsuits.“It seems that there will be little money for plaintiffs, if Purdue takes bankruptcy and the Sacklers are not kicking in any money for settlement,”...
Study links soda to early deaths
September 4, 2019 - ...consumption of two or more glasses of artificially sweetened soft drinks a day was positively associated with deaths from circulatory diseases...
NPR All Things Considered AUDIO
Treatment Limitations for Physicians with Opioid Addictions NPR AUDIO
September 5, 2019 - ...Dr. Peter Grinspoon. He got addicted to Vicodin in med school and still had an opiate addiction five years into practice as a primary care physician...
$110,000 on drug rehab. Her son still died.
Sept. 3, 2019 - Kim Blake keeps a folder in her house, swollen with papers. Each document represents yet another try at helping her son Sean recover from a decade of drug addiction. Some papers are certificates of graduation from rehab, one telling Sean that “you are no longer alone.”
Vox is investigating America’s addiction treatment system. Help us by sharing your stories.
Sep 3, 2019, - “It is a scam,” Carol Beyer, founder of Families for Sensible Drug Policy and a mom in New Jersey, told me. She estimates she spent well over $100,000 on treatment, and still lost her two sons to drug overdoses.
The Impact of Sobriety Influencers on Social Media
September 4, 2019 - Just a couple of important questions that need to be considered when addressing the scale and impact, both good and bad, of the rise of sobriety influencers across the Instagram platform and beyond.
Hi, I’m David. I’m a drug addict
SEP. 6, 2019 - A doctor put me on antidepressants about a decade ago. I’ve spent the last year and a half trying to get off of them. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
‘I’m 21, an alcoholic and was willing to let booze end my life’
Sept. 8, 2019 - Last November, she was saved by her close friend who told her she needed to ‘get serious help with the drinking’. Charlie-Jane started an eight-week alcohol support group..and the frequent AA meetings helped her overcome the addiction.
The Wrong Side of Science VIDEO
Counterfeit Weed Cartridges Are Making People Sick VIDEO
AUGUST 28, 2019 - was aware of 193 potential cases of severe lung illness in 22 states linked to vaping (and one death in Illinois officially linked to vaping), the potential long-term health risks of vaping are becoming increasingly clear...
Blue Cross Invests in Addiction Treatment Provider
September 6, 2019 - As the company begins operations in North Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is collaborating with Eleanor Health to expand access to its treatment services.
Woman uses Narcan training to save stranger September 6, 2019 - “I knew it was time for me to engage,” said Shannon Rugh, as she spotted, a group of people performing the Heimlich maneuver on a person they thought was choking, the person appeared lifeless.
How Many Stars Does Your Drug Rehab Deserve? 
Sept. 6, 2019 - Success rates for rehab would be posted on a website just like a hospital’s, making it easy to compare and help promote excellence...
The dangers of underage drinking September 7, 2019 - When Chris Herren visited Talbot County he urged parents not to permit drinking.“Stop telling your kids that high school is the best years of their lives,” Herren said. “Don’t let your kids drink in basements with their friends. Don’t provide those safe spaces to drink.”
Tooooo Much Caffffeine? VIDEO
Starbucks to offer mental health services as employee benefit VIDEO September 5, 2019 - Starbucks will bring around 12,000 store managers from the U.S. and Canada for a leadership conference. And in conversations and surveys with those employees, the coffee giant realized the need to put mental health on the agenda.
Acadia Healthcare’s Sierra Tucson, Expands into California 
September 09, 2019 - Sober Living by the Sea in Newport Beach and Sunrise Recovery Ranch in Riverside are now part of the Sierra Tucson portfolio and will operate as Sierra by the Sea and Sunrise Ranch ... Sierra Tucson Group is part of Acadia Healthcare.
We Can’t Allow Big Pharma to ‘Check Mate’ Court System and Families Devastated by Opioid Crisis
Sept. 9, 2019 - By Ryan Hampton. I lost ten years of my life to heroin addiction because I was marketed a “perfect pill” that was supposed to solve all my problems ... Unlike many others, I did manage to stay alive, get through treatment, and avoid a fatal overdose.
Courtney Love blasts OxyContin heiress Joss Sackler who offered recovering addict $100,000 to attend her Fashion Week show
Sept 9, 2019 - ...Love, who has been sober a year from an opioid addiction, rejected the bid and branded it ‘shameless’. Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, is accused of making billions from the opioid epidemic linked to more than 400,000 deaths in the US.
Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94
Sept. 10, 2019 “That crazy feeling in America,” Kerouac wrote, “when the sun is hot and music comes out of the jukebox or from a nearby funeral, that’s what Robert Frank has captured in tremendous photographs taken as he traveled on the road around practically forty-eight states in an old used car and with agility, mystery, genius, sadness, and strange secrecy of a shadow photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film.”
What’s next for Esalen?
Sept. 5, 2019 - Deeply influenced by the work of Aldous Huxley in everything from psychedelic drugs to erotic tantric yoga ... Murphy was a local boy, having grown up in Salinas (his grandfather was a local physician who is said to have delivered John Steinbeck).
Brad Pitt talks about his AA home group
Sept. 4, 2019 - “You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself.”
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