Australian Instagram personalities not disclosing alcohol sponsorships, injection cocaine use contributed to the UK’s largest HIV outbreak in 30 years, daughter reflects on late father’s shared addictions.
Portland and the Promise of Recovery [US News]
Portland, Maine has become a “recovery hub” for young people. The small but unique East Coast city has drawn people from as far as Tennessee and North Carolina.
TV Review: Sober ‘Brockmire’ Is a Changed Man—Sort Of [Columbus Dispatch]
Jim Brockmire (played by Hank Azaria) is now sober, and approaching life differently. “He’s being a nicer, more sensitive, loving person and it’s a struggle because he lived his life in a completely opposite way.”
Cocaine Injecting and Homelessness ‘Behind Glasgow HIV Rise’ [BBC]
New research explored how drug use and homelessness contributed to Glasgow’s HIV outbreak—the largest in the UK in more than 30 years. People who inject cocaine were “one of the strongest drivers” behind the outbreak.
Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health and Need for ‘Culturally Competent’ Therapists [Ebony]
The ‘Empire’ star recently addressed the need for stronger mental health support within the Black community. “Our vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health in the Black community by breaking the silence and breaking a cycle of shame.”
A Daughter Reflects on Her Dad’s Ongoing Influence in ‘All That You Leave Behind’ [WBUR]
A father and daughter share a drinking problem. When Erin Lee Carr, the daughter of the late New York Times reporter David Carr, reached 90 days, her father went to a meeting with her, sharing “his own attempts at ninety days, how hard won it was, and what it was like to see his kid get there.”
Australian Instagram Personalities Found to be Under Influence of Alcohol Industry [Guardian]
A study revealed that while a majority of Australia’s top 70 Instagram personalities are sponsored by the alcohol industry, only a few disclosed this information to followers.
Anti-Opioid Addiction Drug Maker Charged with Fraud [Washington Post]
The maker of Suboxone film strips has been charged with fraud. The British company is accused of dishonestly promoting its product by deeming it safer than the tablet form of the drug.
Her Addiction Landed Her in Prison When He Was 8. But Dwyane Wade Never Gave Up on His Mom. [Washington Post]
NBA star Dwyane Wade played his final game with the Miami Heat in Brooklyn last night. In a new commercial marking his retirement, we learn about his mother’s struggle to make it as a single mom whose life was mired by her addictions.