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Done in the Dark | By Lamar Odom

Done in the Dark | By Lamar Odom | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
When I woke up in the hospital room in Nevada, I couldn’t move. I couldn’t talk. I was trapped inside my own body.
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Lamar Odom, former NBA player, writes and tells his story about addiction and recovery.
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To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays

To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Underscoring the severity of the U.S. overdose crisis, a first-of-its kind opioid intervention court aims to get drug-addicted criminal defendants into recovery before their criminal case is heard.
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Progress on the first opioid intervention court.
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Wrestling Legend Ric Flair in the Fight of His Life After Decades of Alcohol Abuse

Wrestling Legend Ric Flair in the Fight of His Life After Decades of Alcohol Abuse | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Ric Flair’s years of alcohol abuse put him on the verge of congestive heart failure – a health crisis he tells PEOPLE “scared the s— out of me”
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Wrestling Legend Ric Falir disclosed how alcohol played a role in his recent health scare.
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Opioid-addicted zebrafish attempt to get a hit 2,000 times in 50 minutes, study says

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How studying zebrafish may provide solutions on how to help people recover from opioid addiction.
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Nelsan Ellis’s Family Shares the Circumstances of His Death to Help Those Living With Addictions

Nelsan Ellis’s Family Shares the Circumstances of His Death to Help Those Living With Addictions | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
The True Blood actor died of heart failure related to complications from alcohol withdrawal.
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Recovering starts with being abstinent from mood altering drugs.  Sometimes its not as easy as simply quitting.  Drugs can do a lot to the body medically and it's important to seek out professional services.  An actor's recent passing has family members talking about his decision to stop on his own and how it played a role in his unfortunate death.
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A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time

A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
The maker of one medical treatment for opioid abuse has successfully lobbied statehouses around the country to pass policies that tilt addiction treatment practices in favor of the company's drug.
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The money behind the Vivitrol shot used to help addicts in recovery from opioid use.
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Country Music Star Opens Up About Getting Clean

Country Music Star Opens Up About Getting Clean | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
The granddaughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn, Tayla Lynn, posted on her social media accounts that she is celebrating four years of sobriety — for the second time.
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Tayla Lynn, granddaughter of Lorette Lynn, talks about 8 years of sobriety followed by a 6 month relapse after being prescribed Vicodin for a c-section during pregnancy.  Recently celebrated four years of sobriety!
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Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
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This article looks to answer to main questions regarding medication and opioid relapse: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?
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Darryl Strawberry to share story of addiction and recovery | Milford PA | Sports

Darryl Strawberry to share story of addiction and recovery | Milford PA | Sports | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
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While most people remember Darryl Strawberry for his drug using days, it's nice to hear about what he's doing in recovery now.
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No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions

No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions
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Legislation is moving to help recovering addicts and other people put "no opioids" in their medical chart when being treated by doctors. 
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Woody Harrelson quits pot after 30 years of ‘just partying too f—ing hard’

Woody Harrelson quits pot after 30 years of ‘just partying too f—ing hard’ | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
One of Hollywood’s foremost proponents of recreational marijuana has lit up for the last time… for now. Wilson actor Woody Harrelson — who once applied for a license to run a medicinal weed dispensary from his Hawaiian home — has revealed his joint-smoking days are behind him. “I am a party animal,
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Lately, you read and hear about many celebrities who are in favor of marijuana use.  Interesting article on why Woody Harrelson decided to quit smoking pot after 30 years.
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Few teens receive effective treatment for opioid addiction

Few teens receive effective treatment for opioid addiction | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Just a small fraction of adolescents with opioid addiction will receive medications that can help them quit, new research shows.
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One of the best ways to get sober and embrace recovery from addiction is through treatment.  Unfortunately, not everyone will receive treatment.  This article discusses how a fraction of teens with opioid addiction will receive medications to help them quit.
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CDC issues new guidelines on opiate prescribing to reduce abuse, overdoses

CDC issues new guidelines on opiate prescribing to reduce abuse, overdoses | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors Tuesday to use caution when prescribing drugs for chronic pain and to carefully monitor patients using the medications, as part of an effort to reduce addiction and overdoses.
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Cigna won't cover OxyContin prescriptions for 2018, as health insurer targets opioid abuse

Cigna won't cover OxyContin prescriptions for 2018, as health insurer targets opioid abuse | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Cancer patients and people in hospice who already have OxyContin prescriptions will continue to have the drug covered in 2018, Cigna said.
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Major insurance company, Cigna, will not cover OxyContin prescriptions for 2018.
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Drugmaker group backs limiting opioid supplies

Drugmaker group backs limiting opioid supplies | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
A powerful drug industry trade group announced its support for limiting a patient’s supply of opioids to seven days for first-time acute pain treatment, as a way to curb the opioid epidemic plaguing the country.
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Drug makers attempting to make changes in limiting opioid supply to help recover from this epidemic.
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After reversing cocaine addiction in mice, University of Maryland researcher turns to opioids

After reversing cocaine addiction in mice, University of Maryland researcher turns to opioids | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Meaghan Creed has already cured cocaine addiction in mice with a combination of deep brain stimulation and medication, and now she’s trying to see if she can do the same for opioid addiction.
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A scientist sets her sights on treating opioid addiction after successfully curing cocaine addicted mice.
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For homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive with no ID

For homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive with no ID | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober. But when he staggered into a detox facility on a recent Friday night, his head brimming with the thought that suicide would
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Treatment can be tough for some populations: read about the obstacles the homeless face in the opioid epidemic.
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Goal of nation's first opioid court: Keep users alive

Goal of nation's first opioid court: Keep users alive | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo's ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis.
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"Keep users alive" is the goal for this nation's first opioid court.
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Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict

Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Journalists should quit calling a person who uses drugs an "addict," according to The Associated Press Stylebook. This follows a trend toward "person first" descriptions of people with diseases.
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An approach to changing how we identify addicts as a person with an addiction, a person with a drug addiction, or someone with a heroin addiction...
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In poignant note, Billy Horschel's wife reveals battle with alcoholism

In poignant note, Billy Horschel's wife reveals battle with alcoholism | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
In a touching note posted to her Twitter, Brittany Horschel admitted that she had been battling alcohol abuse for some time, and was celebrating not j
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A professional golfer's wife has a simple message: "I am an alcoholic.  And I say that now without shame."  
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WI Voices for Recovery - Recovery Advocacy and Action

WI Voices for Recovery - Recovery Advocacy and Action | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Recovery Advocacy and Action
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Learn more about how you can become a "voice" in Wisconsin to advocate for recovery treatment in our state. It's FREE!
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How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery?

How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery? | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Max Baker got treatment for his opioid dependency and kicked the habit. He'd been clean for more than a year when a car accident and subsequent surgery returned him to addiction's spiral.
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The struggle of treating recovering addicts who are dealing with significant, physical pain.
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Katey Sagal Reveals 15-Year Battle With Drug Addiction in New Memoir

Katey Sagal Reveals 15-Year Battle With Drug Addiction in New Memoir | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Katey Sagal Reveals Drug Addiction In New Memoir
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Actress and new author Katey Sagal talks about her years of battling drug addiction.
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Sean Penn’s Son Hopper Recalls Dad’s Tough-Love Response to His Drug Addiction

Sean Penn’s Son Hopper Recalls Dad’s Tough-Love Response to His Drug Addiction | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Hopper Penn says his dad convinced him to get clean. Hopper Penn, the 23-year-old son of Oscar winner Sean Penn, remembers the exact moment that he decided to seek treatment for his addiction to crystal meth. Or bus bench?’” Hopper said in a new interview with ES Magazine.
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Sean Penn's son opens about his addiction and his father's role in recovery.
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Eliza Dushku Gets Personal About Alcohol and Opiate Addiction

Eliza Dushku Gets Personal About Alcohol and Opiate Addiction | Recovery from Addiction | Scoop.it
Eliza Dushku is still a Slayer — only now it’s of her personal demons. The Buffy the Vampire and Angel alum, 36, addressed 8,000 middle and high school students on Tuesday at the first New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness in Manchester (at which Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also a surprise
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If you remember Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show you will notice one of the stars of the sitcom discusses her battle with alcohol and opiate addiction... as well as her success in recovery.
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