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Morning Roundup: Aug. 20, 2019

Patrick Kennedy on Saoirse’s courage to speak up about mental health. 100+ possible cases of vaping-related lung illness under investigation. MDMA treatment of alcoholism yields “encouraging” results.

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Finding Recovery and Support for Opioid Addiction on Social Media

The rules state: We support everyone’s path to recovery, including Suboxone, Subutex, Methadone, Vivitrol, cannabis and kratom. We do not allow any debate as to whether or not being on maintenance meds means you are or aren’t clean.

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Morning Roundup: Mar. 19, 2019

Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr speak on sobriety and music, ‘Love Island’ deaths spark concern for reality stars’ mental health, city partners with Uber to give free rides to rehab. 

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Do Problematic Facebook Users Make More Impulsive Decisions?

A small-scale study examined the impulsivity of problematic Facebook users. Impulsive decision-making may be added to the list of negative effects of too much Facebook use, according to new research. The study, published in Addiction Research and Theory, was done at a Midwestern university and consisted of surveying 75 students. In doing so, researchers discovered […]

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Morning Roundup: Nov. 15, 2018

Spiritual first responders hit the streets, Facebook and Instagram use AI to spot drug dealers, Indiana suing major opioid manufacturer. Amid Drug Crisis, Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets [US News & World Report]Religious leaders are reaching out to people living with addiction. Some are in recovery themselves. They come from a place of compassion […]

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Morning Roundup: August 13, 2018

ND governor stresses need for addiction treatment at prison reform round table, Five Finger Death Punch bassist celebrates 6 months of sobriety, tech billionaire busted for drug trafficking. Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80 [NY Times] Families Choose Empathy Over ‘Tough Love’ to Rescue Loved Ones from Opioids [NPR] When the […]

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Video: Activist Pours Fentanyl On Hands To Dispel Exposure Myth

Chad Sabora performed the experiment to reassure first responders that may be reluctant to perform CPR in the early moments of an overdose. Harm reduction experts are pushing back on what they believe is a dangerous myth circulating among emergency responders and the general public. Illicit fentanyl and its analogues are increasingly contaminating batches of […]

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How Facebook Helped Me Overcome My Anxiety

More than the actual anxiety was the anxiety about the anxiety. I felt tremendous shame for having negative feelings at all. It was 3pm on a Tuesday, and I was sitting at my desk with my head on my keyboard; I was too revved up to sit still, much less concentrate on work. I was […]

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Morning Roundup: June 26, 2018

High school students bring graduation to rehab patient, China lectures the US on opioid crisis, giant drug spoon sculpture appears outside Purdue Pharma headquarters. South Jersey Students Bring High School Graduation to Rehab Patient [6 ABC] Gallery Owner Arrested for Sculpture of Giant Drug Spoon at Purdue Pharma [Hartford Courant] She Was Ordered to Stay […]