Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 3 Week

1. Increased Alcohol Consumption In Mice Lacking Sodium Bicarbonate Transporter Nbce1 The previous reports on an addiction vulnerability marker in the human SLC4A7 gene encoding the Na/HCO3 transporter NBCn1 suggest that this pH-regulating protein may affect alcohol-related behavior and response. (nature.com) 2. Coronavirus And Drug Addiction Are Both A Public Health Crisis – But Only …

110th Day of Rehab

A random memory, from first or tenth or hundredth day of alcohol rehab: I am lying in bed, at the alcohol rehab center. It is morning, I think: early morning, that time of the day when the sun is more of a rumor than anything else, a dim and distant whisper of gold fixed somewhere …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 2 Week

1.This is not the response to the addiction crisis that Trump promised There was a time when President Trump talked a lot about the opioid epidemic gripping the United States. “This scourge of drug addiction will stop,” he pledged in March 2018. “It will stop.” (washingtonpost.com) 2.Pensacola man who battled mental illness, drug addiction finds …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 1 Week

1. Kicking The Habit: The Opioid Crisis And America’s Addiction To Prohibition There is no single cause of America’s opioid crisis, but overprescription of opioids has undoubtedly contributed. The federal government has responded predictably, criminally prosecuting doctors who prescribe opioids to the drug dependent. ( cato.org ) 2. Exchanging Cos For Clinicians, Mass. Makes Changes …

Marijuana addiction

Marijuana addiction

Think you can’t get hooked on marijuana? Think again. Marijuana addiction is a real thing. I know because I lived it because I wound up trapped in a world where it was like there was just me and my desire to smoke…and where everything I did ultimately had to lead me back to weed. I …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 4 Week

1. Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s American Activism Is Already Underway Today, they stopped by Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of the formerly incarcerated in Los Angeles. In addition to services like legal assistance, addiction recovery support, and job support, they also offer employment opportunities through their own social enterprises, …

The Pain of My Inheritance

The Pain of My Inheritance

Some people inherit houses, or trust funds. Me? I inherited alcoholism. My old man was a drinker. Socially. Antisocially. Asocially. He wasn’t a drunk, mind you; he never came home sloppy, or with lipstick on his collar, or with an urge to lay into me and my Mom. He was a pretty good dad, actually…he …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 3 Week

1. Ex-alcoholic Who Nearly Died Fears Lockdown Is Making People Turn To Drink  A Burton woman who beat her addiction to alcohol and now helps others turn their lives around fears the pandemic could trigger a rise in people turning to drink. (derbytelegraph.co.uk) 2. How To Cope With Mental Health Concerns Related To Covid-19 The …

Thank you Drug Treatment

Sober 6 years-Thank you Drug Treatment

Have you ever considered drug treatment? Trust me, if you need it you should definitely consider taking it on. Drug treatment helped me and my buddy Josh. We were definitely in dire straits by the time we got into rehab and if we hadn’t gotten into drug treatment we may not have even made it …