Morning Roundup: Jan. 29, 2019

Morning Roundup: Jan. 29, 2019

Dozens treated after suspected music festival drug overdoses, ‘Recovery Sunday’ provides forum for sharing addiction stories, Demi Lovato celebrates 6 months sober.

Drinking in Old Age: Geriatrician Offers Tips for Those Who Drink Over 65 [Forbes]
Older adults are drinking alcohol more than ever before. An expert offers tips on how to drink safely in old age. 

Man on Life Support, Dozens Treated After Suspected Music Festival Drug Overdoses [Guardian]
Dozens of revelers were hospitalized in a weekend of music festivals. One person remained on life support as of Monday.

The Digital Drug: Internet Addiction Spawns U.S. Treatment Programs [Reuters]
About 8% of Americans are affected by internet addiction. As a result, treatment programs to address these issues have emerged across the U.S.

The Role of Psychotherapy in Alcohol Addiction Treatment [Cape Cod Today]
This article lists four types of psychotherapeutic approaches for substance addiction treatment. These include interpersonal and coping-focused psychotherapy.

‘Recovery Sunday’ Provides Forum for Sharing Addiction Stories [WTNH]
A local church invites the community to come and share stories of addiction. For many, religion has helped them navigate recovery.

Demi Lovato Celebrates 6 Months Sober with Cake and a Special Chip [Access Hollywood]
Pop star Demi Lovato is celebrating six months sober following a drug overdose scare last summer. The singer shared a photo of her six-month chip on social media.

Drug Company Heads to Trial Over Opioid Bribes Scheme [Star Tribune]
John Kapoor of Insys Therapeutics was in federal court Monday. Kapoor and Insys employees are accused of bribing doctors to prescribe the fentanyl spray, Subsys.

In Davos, Prince William Calls for Action on Mental Health [NY Times]
Mental health advocate Prince William urged global leaders to help break the stigma of mental illness. The royal leader is continuing the work of his mental health awareness campaign.

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