Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Toddler's Food Addiction

October 22, 2019 • Vol. 7., No. 8
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How One D.E.A. Agent Cracked a Global Fentanyl Ring
Oct. 16, 2019 - Schwandt’s fentanyl connection was a friend of a friend, a local teenager named Ryan Jensen ... The powder Jensen sold was cheaper and more potent ... The danger, too, was significantly greater, but once Schwandt tried the powder, he was hooked.
Teva Pharmaceutical shares surge on opioid settlement 
Oct. 21, 2019 - The stock rose as much as 18% in intraday trading before giving up some of those gains. It ended the day up more than 8%... More@CNBC
Shia LaBeouf credits down syndrome co-star for sobriety
Oct. 19, 2019 - Actor Shia LaBeouf’s “The Peanut Butter Falcon” co-star Zack Gottsagen, who has Down’s Syndrome, is helping him stay sober. More@CanIndia
Elijah Cummings, Baltimore congressman and civil rights leader, dies at 68
October 17, 2019 - Born to a family of Southern sharecroppers, Mr. Cummings grew up in the racially fractured Baltimore of the 1950s and 1960s. At 11, he helped integrate a local swimming pool... “Perry Mason,” the popular TV series about a fictional defense lawyer, inspired him to enter the legal profession. More@WashingtonPost
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” ―Alice Walker
Wrabel Talks Sobriety and Working with Pink
October 18, 2019 - In the years since, Wrabel — who is sober after struggling with years of substance abuse — released dance hits with Kygo and became a go-to songwriter, crafting tracks for everyone from Ellie Goulding, Kesha to the Backstreet Boys.More@People
Honest Conversation LISTEN
Eden Sassoon is Living Sober With Style LISTEN
OCTOBER 16, 2019 - Eden Sassoon ended up in her closet hearing the voice of her dead father telling her to stop drinking. She’s now coming up on 7 years sober. Eden discusses her sister’s overdose, the pressures of living under her famous hairdresser father Vidal, dating sober, and being on the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” More@KTLA
Inside Michael Douglas’ Family History of Addiction
October 16, 2019 - Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, has turned his life around and become sober after nearly two decades of drug use that began during his teenage years. Addiction has touched the Douglas family in many ways over the years ... More@People
Opioid addiction can be overcome with mindfulness
OCT. 17, 2019 - In a series of studies, an eight-week course in mindfulness techniques appeared to loosen the grip of addiction in people who had been taking prescription painkillers for years and experienced powerful cravings for the drugs. More@LATimes
How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat Oct. 17, 2019 - What babies and toddlers drink is equally key. Nearly four decades ago, Nestlé was villainized for convincing Third World mothers that infant formula was better than breast milk ...
Drug companies look at $50 billion deal to avoid trouble WATCH Oct. 16, 2019 - The nation’s three largest opioid distributors and two opioid manufacturers are in talks to settle the more than 2,000 lawsuits against them over their role in the opioid epidemic for $50 billion, according to two sources familiar with the talks. More@NBCNews
Broadway Goes Sober! A Little.
Oct. 17, 2019 - McMullen is the author of “Georgia Mertching Is Dead,” which opened last week at the Ensemble Studio Theater and whose three female, 30-something protagonists all became friends while kicking their habits as teenagers, a story that mirrors McMullen’s life. More@NYTimes
High-profile talks to avert landmark opioid trial break down Oct. 18, 2019 - An 11th-hour effort to settle landmark opioid litigation collapsed Friday night after a full day of unusual face-to-face negotiations, with the three main groups still far apart on key issues.
Teamwork WATCH
Raiders’ Darren Waller taking his sober life in NFL one day at a time WATCH Oct. 10, 2019 - he object was a homemade “chip,” a metal sobriety coin complete with the Raiders’ logo, the words “To Thine Own Self Be True” and “Sober Nation,” and the Roman numeral “II” to commemorate Waller’s two years of being sober... More@ESPN
Warm Turkey LISTEN
Don’t Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly LISTEN
October 10, 2019 - The new HHS guidance cautions that a hasty removal of the medication can lead to acute withdrawal symptoms, provoke thoughts of suicide and lead patients to seek out illicit opioids “as a way to treat their pain or withdrawal symptoms. More@NPR
How to Recognize When a Loved One May Be Considering Suicide, and Best Ways to Help
October 18, 2019 - “Nobody talks about mental health the way they need to,” says Susan Means, ... A report last year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that 54 percent of Americans who died by suicide between 1999 and 2016 did not have a diagnosed mental health condition, and instead... More@People
Massive marketing muscle pushes 3D mammograms, despite No evidence they save more lives Oct. 18, 2019 - A heavy-handed sales pitch. A receptionist asked if she wanted a free upgrade to a “3D mammogram,” A short time later, a technician asked again: Was the patient sure she didn’t want 3D? Upselling customers on high-tech breast cancer screenings is just one way the 3D mammography industry aggressively promotes its product. More@USAToday
Lame Excuses WATCH
Why Doctors Are Struggling to Treat Prescription Drug Addiction WATCH
October 16, 2019 - Then there’s the matter of trust and confidence. While 72% of doctors think their patients can be relied on to take opioid medications as prescribed, other data show that 51% of patients misuse them.
CA Cookies Anonymous or OA? WATCH
Chocolate chip cookies equivalent to drug addiction in the brain WATCH
October 18, 2019 - A traditional chocolate chip cookie contains 2.5 teaspoons of sugar, which the study says induces some of the same responses as cocaine. As for chocolate, it contains small amounts of a compound that trigger the same part of your brain as the addictive ingredient marijuana... More@ABC7
Who Won The War? WATCH
How Germany Averted an Opioid Crisis WATCH
Oct. 19, 2019 - In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly opiates. Three times as many Americans as Germans experienced opioid addiction. More@NBCNews
One Man’s Path to Sobriety After Nearly 30 Years Struggling with a Heroin Addiction
Oct. 19, 2019 -spending his days mostly roaming to find enough recyclables to get enough cash so he could score his next bag of dope. For nearly 30 years, Danny Henderson struggled with an addiction to heroin. The drug pulled him so deep within its grasps that he lived on the streets for 16 years... More@LostCoastOutpost
Current advances in research on Nicotine addiction
Oct. 16, 2019 - Combusted tobacco use remains a major cause of premature disability and death around the world. Cigarette smoke contains an estimated 7000 different chemical compounds, of which at least 70 are proven or suspected human carcinogens...
Film Review: ‘Rocketman’ Soars to Great Heights
October 16, 2019 - From that exceptionally choreographed opening, “Rocketman” moves through moments in Elton’s life ... Through carefully selected numbers, we see his acceptance to the Royal Academy of Music, his almost fated meeting with lifelong collaborator Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), and his first ever show at the world famous Troubadour. More@AwardsCircuit
Azure Acres celebrates 60 years of addiction treatment
Oct. 16, 2019 - The historic lodge, designed in 1906 by famed Arts and Crafts architect Bernard Maybeck (also known for being the architect of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco), was initially a private summer home and retreat. In the late 1950s, it became an all-male “dry out” facility for alcoholics (and addicts), going co-ed in the 1970... More@SonomaWest
Nick Tosches, Fiery Music Writer & Biographer, Dies at 69
Oct. 20, 2019 - Interviewing Debbie Harry of the band Blondie in 1979 for Creem magazine, he thought nothing of asking whether she shaved or waxed her legs. Neither, it turned out; she told him she plucked them, one hair at a time. More@NYTimes
No Rehab for You WATCH
New York community celebrates state’s move to block planned treatment center WATCH
Oct. 19, 2019 - The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, or OASAS, denied that request ... We will continue to work with our certified providers across New York state to ensure that important services are in place for all New Yorkers who are affected by addiction.” More@News12
Why Aren’t We Curious About the Things We Want to Be Curious About?
Oct. 18, 2019 - Curiosity feels like it’s outside your control, and trying to direct it sounds as ill conceived as forcing yourself to find a joke funny. But if you understand what prompts curiosity, you may be able to channel it a little better. More@NYTimes
Boston Lawyer Writes ‘Serenity Song’ LISTEN
October 18, 2019 - Boston attorney Patricia St. James has set the prayer to music to help people overcome their struggles with addiction. The song has even been played at some drug court graduations in Massachusetts. More@WBUR
All the Right Notes LISTEN
Author Brené Brown talks sobriety and ‘overnight’ success LISTEN Oct 15, 2019 - 30-minute conversation with Brown explores Brown’s long and unconventional journey to “overnight success,” how she navigates sobriety while in the limelight and her biggest career lessons. More@BizJournals
Four drug companies reach last-minute $260 million opioid settlement 
OCT. 21 2019 - Four drug companies reached a last-minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid addiction epidemic, just as a nine-week trial was scheduled to start in Cleveland. More@CNBC
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