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‘Heroin(e)’: The Women Fighting Addiction In Appalachia

Huntington, W.V. Fire Chief Jan Rader is a central figure in the Netflix documentary short Heroin(e). Rebecca Kiger/Netflix The opioid epidemic has hit Huntington, W.Va., very hard, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. Documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon chose Huntington as the setting for her short doc about America's opioid crisis, Heroin(e). It's now [...]

By | 2018-03-07T14:02:07+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on ‘Heroin(e)’: The Women Fighting Addiction In Appalachia
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What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

(CNN)Researchers have identified another gene that could influence the risk of opioid dependence, a new study shows, adding to the evidence that genetic factors play a crucial role in determining who develops addiction. The study, published in final form Thursday in the journal Biological Psychiatry, analyzed the genomes of more than 5,000 Americans who had been exposed to [...]

By | 2018-02-27T04:14:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

The Face Of Addiction: ‘They look like you, they look like me’

At age 26, Jon Esper has been dealing with his addiction to opiates for close to a decade. He was a teenager who enjoyed what he describes as “a very privileged upbringing” when he had his first tastes of drugs – taking someone else’s prescription painkillers to get high. Check out the original post on The Oakland [...]

By | 2018-02-15T06:00:48+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on The Face Of Addiction: ‘They look like you, they look like me’
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Hospitals Brace Patients For Pain To Reduce Risk Of Opioid Addiction

Doctors at some of the country's largest hospital chains admit they went overboard with opioids to make people as pain-free as possible. Now the doctors shoulder part of the blame for the country's opioid crisis. In an effort to be part of the cure, they've begun to issue an uncomfortable warning to patients: You're going [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:07:51+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Hospitals Brace Patients For Pain To Reduce Risk Of Opioid Addiction

Heavy drinking, smoking linked to visible signs of aging

Aging concept, young and old comparison (stock image). Credit: © blackday / Fotolia Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical aging, and looking older than one's years, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Light to moderate drinking was not associated with biological aging, the findings showed. [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:15:25+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Heavy drinking, smoking linked to visible signs of aging
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Fergie Says She Couldn’t Stop Hallucinating On Crystal Meth

Fergie didn’t spare the details in discussing her drug-filled past in an iNews interview posted on Thursday. The Black Eyed Peas singer said she was plagued by hallucinations while addicted to crystal meth. “At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” she said. “I was hallucinating on a daily basis. [...]

By | 2018-01-12T08:33:06+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Fergie Says She Couldn’t Stop Hallucinating On Crystal Meth
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Rob Reiner To America: Face Addiction Out Loud By Telling Your Story

Tough love? Not so much. Instead of advocating for harsher crackdowns on people with substance use disorder, or more severe sentences for drug-related crimes, iconic director Rob Reiner says we can transform the conversation around addiction by simply talking about it. I recently interviewed Rob, and was really touched by his humor, candor, and courage. [...]

By | 2018-01-14T12:13:45+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Rob Reiner To America: Face Addiction Out Loud By Telling Your Story
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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s partner opens up about his addiction and the relapse that led to his death

Illuminating the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s longtime struggle with addiction, Mimi O’Donnell, his partner and mother of his three children, opened up about their relationship in a heartbreaking new essay for Vogue. O’Donnell also wrote about the triggers that led to Hoffman’s relapse after two decades of sobriety and his death at age 46. Check out the original post on [...]

By | 2018-01-14T12:10:35+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s partner opens up about his addiction and the relapse that led to his death
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Different kinds of alcohol might make you feel different emotions

According to a study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal’s BMJ Open, different types of alcohol can actually inspire different emotional responses. Hard liquors made almost half of all participants feel “sexy,” for example, while more than half reported feeling relaxed when drinking red wine. Drinking spirits was far more likely to elicit feelings [...]

By | 2017-12-01T16:40:27+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Different kinds of alcohol might make you feel different emotions
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Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. Doctors are now allowed to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person. Check out the original post on npr here.

By | 2018-01-14T12:19:09+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Addiction and Recovery News, Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy