THE WEEKEND • July 26-28, 2019 • Vol. 7., No. 2
Adam Adler, Arrested on Multiple Counts of Brokering 
July 24, 2019 - Adam Adler directed South Florida addiction treatment facilities and sober homes that he owned to send patients’ urine for urinalysis testing in exchange for more than $1 million in kickbacks.
Drug Company emails Show Indifference to 1000's of Deaths 
July 19, 2019 - Borelli told Cochrane in another email that 1,200 bottles of oxycodone 30 mg tablets had been shipped. “Keep ’em comin’!” Cochrane responded. " It’s like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are. . .” Borelli responded: We’ll make more .” More@ WashingtonPost .com
Opioid Distributor Sent 6 Million Pain Pills To Small Town
July 21, 2019 - NBC News reported in February 2018 that the town was so saturated with pain pills that there were more than 6,500 prescription painkillers per person in the 3,000-person coal-mining town.
Brave Man Speaks Out VIDEO ONLY
Ex-TV anchor reveals turning point from sex and drug addiction VIDEO ONLY
July 22, 2019 - Former TV anchor Brandon Lee opens up about his struggles with addiction and his push to change the public perception and stigma surrounding addiction in the US. More@ Coalfield .com
“Being honest may not get you al lot of friends, but it'll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon
Paul Krassner , anarchist and leader of the Yippies, dies at 87
July 21, 2019 - An FBI agent once described him in a letter to Life magazine as “a raving, unconfined nut,” a phrase that Mr. Krassner gleefully adapted. “The FBI was right,” comedian George Carlin later said. “This man is dangerous — and funny, and necessary.” ... He was sometimes described as the “father of the underground press” - More@ WashingtonPost .com
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See the DEA’s Pain Pill Database
July 21, 2019 - For the first time, a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States — has been made public.
Treatment Center Owner Pleads Guilty to $57 Million Money Laundering Conspiracy
July 9, 2019 - Kyle Ryan Marcotte, 36, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty to one-count charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering. Marcotte agreed to a forfeiture judgment of $10,220,281.42... More@ MadisonFL .net
The Four Ordinary People Who Took on Big Pharma
July 20, 2019 - In the beginning, there were just four: the Godfather from Philly, the Army sergeant from Georgia, the professor from California and the feisty mom from Florida. More@ NYTimes .com
Executive Corner - Anna David
Anna David is a New York Times bestselling writer and author of eight books. She’s been published in The New York Times, Time and The LA Times, among many others, and has appeared on The Today Show, The Talk, and The CBS Morning Show ... She’s been a featured speaker at three different TedX events and her company, Light Hustle Publishing , helps people write and publish books. More@ Addiction/Recovery eBulletin.
Story Details Roy Halladay’s Struggle With Drug Addiction 
JULY 17, 2019 - Roy Halladay will be posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, less than two years after the legendary former Phillies pitcher died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.
Scotland on Brink of Becoming Drug Death Capital of the World
July 15, 2019 - ... the tally could be as high as 1200. That horrendous total would mark an increase of almost 30 per cent – a barely believable jump for a nation that is already, by miles, the worst drugs nation in Europe. More@ DailyRecord .co.uk
Ex-Pharma Chief Charged with Killing Appalachian Towns
July 19, 2019 - The arrest of Anthony Rattini, the ex-head of Miami-Luken, on criminal charges marks a significant shift in legal action to hold the drug industry to account for the US opioid epidemic as hundreds of civil actions against manufacturers and distributors head to court.
My Child Recovered From Her Addiction. But I’m Not Sure I Ever Really Will.
July 20, 2019 - “I’d be lying if I said late-night texts or phone calls didn’t still make me fly up out of my bed to find out what happened, what’s wrong.”
‘My Heart Still Beats’: An Intimate Conversation on Addiction And Recovery
July 19, 2019 - Writers For Recovery is a storytelling project sharing the experiences of Vermonters who’ve been impacted by substance use disorder and the struggle for recovery. The program features original writings from the recovery community... More@ VPR .org
Med School for This? VIDEO
Doctor Gets 113 Years For Deadly Pill Mill VIDEO
JULY 12, 2019 - Frank Lazzerini, 41, of Barberton, was convicted on 187 counts, including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Medicaid fraud and grand theft. He received 113 years in prison with 22 years mandatory... More@ Fox8 .com
I Competed in Pageants That Gave Me Body Image Issues
July 15, 2019 - Standing under the bright stage lights, I feel the audience’s eyes on me. It’s an unsettling contrast — rows of fully clothed spectators watch me walk onstage in a red bikini as I compete in a local Miss America pageant in Nashville... More@ EliteDaily .com
Cannabis Treatment Counters Addiction July 15, 2019 - An Australian study has demonstrated that cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis, one of the most widely used drugs globally. A new article provides the first strong evidence that cannabis replacement therapy... More@ ScienceDaily .com
Taming Temptation VIDEO
‘Hospital Heroin’: How Medical Professionals Cope With Addiction VIDEO
July 15, 2019 - Medical professionals are not exempt from the opioid crisis. An addiction campuses report found in one year in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, 114 nurses lost their licenses because of substance misuse.
Even Evil Families Love Art VIDEO
Louvre in Paris Removes Sackler Name After Opioid Protests VIDEO
July 18, 2019 - The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, which is facing some 2,000 lawsuits in the U.S. over its role in the opioid crisis that has claimed 400,000 lives in two decades. Institutions that benefited from the family’s largesse have been targeted by activists, led by the artist Nan Goldin More@ ABCNews .com
Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley on How Sobriety and Tom Petty Changed His Life
July 16, 2019 - the thing that took my drinking to a different level was I also have a back injury ... I was drinking at times when I wasn’t partying because I had pain ... I would party that night too. So I was doubling it all up...  More@ Forbes .com
United States of Overconsumption VIDEO
Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket VIDEO
July 19, 2019 - “The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.
Anti-Social Network VIDEO
Warning Signs of Video Game Addiction VIDEO
July 11, 2019 - Playing a game for 10 hours straight. Staying up late into the night to get to the next level. Skipping classes, work deadlines, and dinners with friends.
The Advantages of Optimism
JULY 20, 2019 - There’s more to optimism, however, than the positive mindset and hopeful outlook. A recent study from PsychTests reveals that optimists have several more surprising advantages over their glum counterparts.
New York Raises Statewide Smoking Age to 21
JULY 16, 2019 - According to the American Cancer Society, 95 percent of all smokers begin using tobacco before age 21. Raising the smoking age to 21 — a proposal the Society dubs “tobacco 21” — had been a major priority for the group in New York. More@ Time .com
Bertrand Russell on the Vital Role of Boredom in the Conquest of Happiness
By Maria Popova - “A generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation … in whom every vital impulse slowly withers, as though they were cut flowers in a vase.” ... More@ BrainPickings .org
Cesar Pelli, Designer of Iconic Buildings, Dies at 92
July 20, 2019 - Mr. Pelli’s success came late in life. He didn’t open his own firm until he was 50, he said, “It was only because I was forced to.” That happened in 1977, when he was chosen to design the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
Feeling Good VIDEO
Hayley Holt: How Sobriety Made Her Braver and Stronger VIDEO
July 22, 2019 - Plug her name into YouTube, and there’s footage of her hosting Breakfast, presenting on The Crowd Goes Wild, twirling around the stage on Dancing With the Stars, running as a candidate for the Green Party, skydiving, snowboarding, throwing punches in the boxing ring...  More@ NowToLove .co.nz
Suggested by Andrew Tartarsky VIDEO
Listening to Ecstasy with Charley Winniger VIDEO
Published on Jul 21, 2019 - What is the best way to respond to all the fear and madness all around us? In this brief video, I offer a better way to approach a world going insane right before our eyes... More@ YouTube .com
Ivan Neville Dishes on the Stones, Sobriety and the Sweet Life ( R.I.P. Art Neville Dies at 81 )
JULY 19, 2019 - I had many attempts at trying to straighten out, and then one last time in 1998, I turned a corner and went to one more rehabilitation center to get off drugs and alcohol - I had been in five times, but that time something happened... next month it will be 21 years of sobriety for me.” More@ WWL.Radio .com
Where is Yours? VIDEO
Smartphone Addiction is Real VIDEO July 19, 2019 - More than 270 million Americans own a smartphone. Dr. Mark Murphy says using social media apps is one of the ways you can become addicted to your phone, and that addiction side of things is a reality. More@ KMVT .com
Higher Muscle Power VIDEO
Spiritual Adrenaline: Addiction Recovery Through Nutrition and Exercise VIDEO
JULY 17, 2019 - Not everyone battling an alcohol or drug addiction can afford to take time off from work for an often expensive rehabilitation program, and that’s where Spiritual Adrenaline comes in. Founder, and recovering addict, Tom Shanahan, founded Spiritual Adrenaline...
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