Morning Roundup: Feb. 8, 2019

Morning Roundup: Feb. 8, 2019

Treatment center responds to marijuana ad with its own billboard, alleged drug use of mother of newborn seized on Facebook Live detailed in documents, Justin Bieber talks depression and drug use in new interview.

Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth [NY Times]
Why women should not drink while pregnant, “not even a little,” from a feminist OB/GYN’s point of view.

Justin Bieber Talks Past Drug Use and Depression: ‘It Got Pretty Dark’ [ET]
In a new interview, the pop star talks fame, detox, and stepping away from the spotlight because of depression.

Prior to Seizure of Her Newborn Broadcast Live on Social Media, Mother Was Not Sober [CTV News]
Video of police seizing a newborn baby in the hospital was broadcast live on Facebook. Officials say the mother’s drug use and mental health compromised the baby’s well-being. 

Google Affiliate Working on Project to Build Recovery Facilities [Dayton Daily News]
A new project to provide evidence-based substance use disorder treatment is coming to Dayton, Ohio. It will have a behavioral health treatment center, rehabilitation housing, and more.

Man Crochets Hats for Cancer Patients, Says Past Drug Abuse, Prison Led Him to Pay It Forward [Channel 3000]
Kurt Stapleton’s passion for crocheting began in prison after losing his job and turning to crime to get painkillers. He left that life behind and now crochets for cancer patients.

Billboard Wars: Addiction Treatment Center Responds to Marijuana Ad [WTNH]
A treatment center responded to a marijuana billboard with its own ad. “If we’re not championing recovery, then who else will?” 

Drug Abuse Prevention Group Donates Disposal Kits [WCBE]
RxALI is encouraging people to dispose of unwanted medication by donating safe disposal kits. The project is part of a larger effort to support drug prevention programs. 

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Wisconsin Teens Will Share Their Mental Health Challenges in New PBS Documentary [Post Crescent]
Four young Wisconsinites are featured in a local PBS documentary that sheds light on young people’s mental health challenges. From being cyberbullied to being born addicted to heroin, these kids haven’t had it easy.

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