I’ve noticed the cynicism in television shows and movies lately, haven’t you? Brad and Angelina, who once charmed us in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, now play a broken couple in a cynical and broken marriage in By the Sea.
The nation’s ongoing opioid problem comes with staggering physical and emotional costs to patients and families. But the dollar cost to the health system has been harder to peg. Now a new report shows a more than 1,300 percent rise in spending by health insurers in a four-year period on patients with a diagnosis of opioid dependence or abuse.
Dick Anagnost, president of Anagnost Investments, from left, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Project Manager Alexander Anagnost, AutoFair President and CEO Andy Crews and Cheryl Coletti of HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery broke down a wall for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Manchester Recovery Community Center in June at the Hoitt's Furniture Building in Manchester. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER FILE)
Toledo paramedics quickly revived Hill, a construction worker and heroin addict, with two injections of naloxone, a drug that abruptly and effectively counteracts deadly overdoses.
The faith-based subcommittee for BRING (Bringing Regional Initiatives in Greater Acadiana), the regional workforce development project sponsored by the Lafayette [Louisiana] Workforce Investment Board, is launching a pilot project in partnership with the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders (ACACD) and the state of Louisiana to provide specialized chiropractic care as a means of giving addicts a drug-free pathway to re-entry into normal life.
Recovery without Walls initiated an innovative approach to aid women whose lives had been interrupted by substance abuse, particularly opiates, and helped them to successfully withdraw and break the craving cycle through the use of acupuncture.
Research shows exposure to traumatic events increases the risk of drug or alcohol abuse. It can also cause relapse among those in recovery.
Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Families lost loved ones, students lost friends, first responders lost colleagues. America was traumatized.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 altered the collective American psyche. While most people overcame trauma, many developed a mental illness or substance use disorder. The Recovery Source spoke with counselors, therapists and the family member of a 9/11 survivor about the impact the tragedies had on drug and alcohol use, and treatment options for those affected by that infamous day.