Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Ex-Facebook, Pinterest exec on tech addiction!


September 29, 2020 • Vol. 8., No. 6
Dax Shepard Says He Is Newly Clean Off Vicodin
Sep. 25, 2020 - For 16 years, Dax Shepard has been open about his sobriety journey ... Though he has been recovering from a motorcycle accident since August, he acknowledged that this was not entirely the tipping point for him. Rather, his battle began when his father passed away. more@Eonline
Timmy Solomon, a guide through the Rehab Riviera, dies of overdose at 31 Sep. 26, 2020 - So. Cal News Group profiled Solomon in 2017 while he was living on the streets of Orange County, part of the wave of young people dipping in and out of addiction treatment facilities & sober living homes in Southern California. more@OCRegister
A Good Laugh Can Help People in Recovery
Sep. 23, 2020 - Memes can convey a shareable feeling or emotion through comedy without the need for face-to-face interaction. For people in recovery memes can be a way to process and share experiences as a strange and darkly comedic form of self-care.
50 of the best posthumous albums
Sep 25, 2020 - Stacker travels across decades and genres to explore some of the best posthumous albums by the late great legends of the music world, using various news and entertainment outlets. When musicians die, their music lives on. @LakeGenevaNews
Q&A with Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd
September 24, 2020 - Guitarist /singer- songwriter Ricky Byrd (inducted in 2015 with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts), has had a career in music spanning over 40 years. Grateful for all his musical achievements...” He’s been clean and sober ever since, doing whatever he can to help others recover. It’s his passion and what he’s most proud of. 
Getting Active and Eating Healthier Helped Erin Stay Sober - Sep. 12, 2020 - At the beginning of her sobriety, Laraia went to outpatient rehab and did continued care until February of 2019. In the past, she’s tried many different methods of weight loss from WW(formerly Weight Watchers) to supplements such as... more@PopSugar
Better Noise Films, Philly Born Productions, Amy Winehouse Foundation team for ‘Sno Babies’ WATCH - Sept. 21, 2020 - Sno Babies is a gripping and emotive tale that depicts the grim realities of teenage addiction and provides hope for recovery. Kristen and Hannah are best friends – smart, likeable and college-bound – and also addicted to heroin. 
Rob Halford wants Gary Oldman to play him in biopic Sept. 25, 2020 - In January, Halford celebrated his 34th anniversary of sobriety. When asked about how that has affected him, Halford mused: “I have a clarity now on everything, especially when it comes to my work ... more@ToneDeaf
Exercise plays a key role in addiction recovery
Sep. 26, 2020 - “Unable to play or work out for what seemed like an eternity, I was devastated, depressed and miserable. After months of depression, body dysmorphia and feeling lost, I finally dragged myself back into the gym. And it was truly life-changing.”
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Ex-Facebook and Pinterest exec explains tech addiction dangers WATCH
Sep. 25, 2020 - Tim Kendall, a former executive at Facebook (FB) and then Pinterest (PINS), told Yahoo Finance in a new interview that his own tech addiction was the catalyst to get him to rethink his life’s work. more@Yahoo
Family Values WATCH
Lady Gaga and her mother offer advice for opening up about mental health to parents WATCH
Sep. 22, 2020 - Germanotta, who is mother to both Gaga and fashion designer Natali Germanotta, also said it’s important that parents not make their children feel judged when they open up. “I’ve learned from both of my daughters that listening... more@Yahoo
Quest for drug to Treat Methamphetamine Addiction - Sep. 21, 2020 - Dr. Dwoskin’s journey toward a medication for methamphetamine use disorder began in 1994, when she studied a natural product called lobeline that showed promise for smoking cessation. During this research, she noted that—similar to the drug methamphetamine... more@EmoryNews
Listen to the Lions WATCH
Courage, Creativity, & Celebration: Dr.Flowers & Robin French with Dr. Louise Stanger WATCH
Sep. 10, 2020 - Host: Dr. James Flowers, PhD, LPC-S, Founder, J. Flowers Health Institute - Dr. Stanger developed and refined her invitational method of mental health and substance abuse interventions using the well-established research methodology of portraiture. more@YouTube
Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues Sep. 22, 2020 - Mexico’s militarized war on drugs has claimed nearly 300,000 lives over the past 14 years. Another 73,000 persons have gone missing – with their families often left to search for their loved ones unassisted by the authorities. @TheGuardian
Delilah Montagu on Sobriety and Writing ‘Savage’ Songs About Her Girlfriend Sep. 23, 2020 - In an Interview, the London-based artist opens up about the confessional quality of her music, addressing her issues with addiction and writing about her relationship ... the rising queer star released her debut EP, In Gold, to great acclaim last year. more@Attitude
FDA requires stronger warning for Xanax, Valium and other benzos Sep. 24, 2020 - In 2019, an estimated 92 million benzodiazepine prescriptions were dispensed from U.S. pharmacies ... benzodiazepines are used for anxiety disorder, insomnia, seizures, social phobia and panic disorders. Physical dependence can occur when they’re taken steadily for several days... @MSN
I hear ya WATCH
Riz Ahmed Is a Drummer Going Deaf WATCH
Sep. 24, 2020 - A recovering heroin addict, Ruben drums behind his girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke) in a two-piece punk-metal act. The pair are enjoying life on the road in their Airstream until... more@COS
How can son in rehab benefit from life insurance?
Sep. 24, 2020 - Dear Len and Rosie, I have a $100,000 life insurance policy. I also have a 24-year-old son from a previous marriage. He’s in drug rehab. Originally, my son was the beneficiary of the policy... @NapaValleyRegsiter
Role of Art Therapy in Addiction Recovery
Sep. 24, 2020 - The advantages of using art therapy are multi-fold and the process can: Help patients externalize feelings through non-destructive means. Help therapists and patients gain insight into what the patient is feeling through art representation of repressed or unconscious emotions. more@Integris
Shadow Mountain Recovery Launching New Facility In Santa Fe - Sep. 24, 2020 - Patients will also undergo daily group sessions and semi-weekly private therapy sessions led by master’s level clinicians. The facility also has a chef on-site to provide healthy and tasty meals. Visits to the local farmer’s market will also be incorporated to make family meal planning easier. more@StreetInsider
Man arrested with 500 bags of heroin with 2-year-old daughter in car Sept. 24, 2020 - Atlantic City, NJ (KYW) The young girl was turned over to her mother. Hart is facing multiple charges including, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, child endangerment, and resisting arrest. @KESQ
Songs that heal WATCH
Loretta Lynn cheers granddaughter’s sobriety after addiction battle WATCH Sept. 2020 - “She put me through the wringer with her battle with addiction,” the country legend writes, along with a link to The Ties That Bind Us, a new interview series about musicians in recovery, “This story is raw but it’s real,” writes Loretta. “I’m so proud of her sobriety.” more@ABCNewsRadio
Mike “Racoon Eyes” Kinney: Sobriety as a Native American - Sep. 25, 2020 - “Alcoholism will always exist, but I am optimistic that the sobriety walks are helping fight alcoholism in the native community of Richmond,” says Kinney, who has been 17 years sober. more@RichmondConfidential
September is National Recovery Month
Sep. 25, 2020 - Drug addiction treatment can come in the form of outpatient behavioral treatment, inpatient or residential treatment. @NBCRightNow
Rural moms recovering from addiction struggle to stay connected during pandemic
Sep. 25, 2020 - “Women with substance-use disorders, particularly in rural areas, face a lot of barriers to telehealth access,” Frew said. “Many of these women don’t have cell reception or high-speed internet.” more@ABCNews
Scientology rehab centres ‘dangerous and inhumane’
Sep. 27, 2020 - The night John fled the Church of Scientology, he was chased through a train station in Birmingham by scientologists tracking him. He evaded them and got a flight back to Ireland... more@Independent
Addiction Campuses Rebrands to Vertava Health
Sep. 21, 2020 - This allows their patients to learn more about addiction, explore various treatment tools and recognize their strengths, weaknesses, triggers and patterns. Continued medical supervision, one-on-one therapy... @StreetInsider
New addiction program launched as emergency room visits rise WATCH - Sep. 23, 2020 - The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Emory Healthcare are joining forces. William Moyers, an HBF executive who overcame his own addiction, was on the Zoom press conference Wednesday morning announcing the collaboration. He worked to bring the two groups together. more@11Alive
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