People with low levels of vitamin D might be at an increased risk for opioid dependence or addiction — and the deficit could be fixed with cheap and accessible supplements, a new Massachusetts General Hospital study indicates. “Our results suggests that we may have an opportunity in the public health arena to influence the opioid epidemic,” said Dr. David Fisher, director of the MGH Cancer Center’s melanoma program and an author of the study published Friday. Fisher and his colleagues found that vitamin D deficiency strongly increases the craving for opioids, potentially putting people at a higher risk for addiction.
Journalists have largely presented the overdose crisis as a story of three interconnected and perhaps inevitable waves. First, drug companies, led by Purdue Pharma, maker of the notorious OxyContin, convinced gullible doctors to prescribe unneeded opioids. ... The second wave in this narrative begins around 2011, when states cracked down on “pain clinics” that were really pill mills, offering doses for dollars. ... Finally, the third wave was initiated by dealers about four years later. Seeing a chance to make even more money, they began to cut heroin with illicitly manufactured fentanyl and various other synthetic opioids, which are both cheaper to make and more potent.
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A recorded Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from 1983 in which Buzz Aldrin talks about his life, his alcoholism and getting sober.
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The beat of drums marked the start of Day 2 of the Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference (MPRC). This morning’s keynote speaker was Don Coyhis of the Mohican Nation who began his presentation by introducing native American musicians whose traditional drumming and singing called attendees together. Coyhis is the President and Founder of White Bison, Inc., an American
(11/13/2019) This year’s Multiple Pathways of Recovery conference (MPRC) began today. Bigger than last year’s -- with nearly double the attendees -- it comes at a time of greater urgency than ever for the recovery movement. And as Michael Askew, Director of Recovery Advocacy for the organizing force behind the conference, CCAR, pointed out, MPRC is the recovery