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Substance Abuse | Get Help October 2017

By admin on October 19, 2017 | Listed under Health & Wellness | Leave a comment |

Substance abuse is a real problem in your town, our state of Texas and in this great country, America.

If you or someone you love has a problem do not give up.  Reach out for help.

The News Hour has a good multi day segment (the first week of October 2017)

America Addicted

See 4 parts (chapters)

Note – the segment videos are in this web page from pbs in the 4 chapters.


Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour introduces his multi – part series exploring the nation’s opioid crisis. (10/11/17)  (via – Charlie Rose show)

Opioid addiction is the biggest drug epidemic in U.S. history. How’d we get here?  (preview) (1)

Why the human brain loves opioids  (10/09/2017) (12)

A community overwhelmed by opioids  (10/02/2017) (2)

At an innovative high school, students get support battling their addictions while they learn(10/03/17)  (Hope Academy – Indianapolis IN) (17)

How the opioid crisis decimated the American workforce  (10/05/2017) (6)

(17) parts  of  America Addicted – opioid addiction on the pbs newhour  Oct 20177

wsj American Epidemic: The Nation’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction  (01/03/2017)


The National Geographic  (NG)  Magazine had a nice article on addition and the human brain in the September 2017 issue.

NG video – The Science of addiction: here’s is your brain on drugs. (3:42)

Actor Richard Burton talking about alcohol addiction with Dick Cavet .

Good words, I think,  from Richard Burton on the struggle with addiction of “the drink” and or any kind.

Addiction is a BIG problem and just saying NO is a nice try.

But get help for your self or your friend or loved one  and  don’t  give up the fight.

You have to do IT –  “one day at a time“.


Related Links

Web MD on Substance abuse 

The Houston area Council on Recovery 

AA – One Day at a Time.

Alcoholism – webMD

Alcoholism – NYTimes  ( note – this page may go away Nov-2017)  see  pdf copy below.

nytimes.com-Alcoholism In-Depth Report_2017_10  (right click to open this pdf)

Health page – NYTimes

PBS – Newshour

Via YouTube – opioid addiction pbs newshour oct 2017

PBS – Newhour – Twitter 

PBS – Newshour – YouTube 

PBS – Newhour – YouTube specials 

PBS website

Opiod – NIH   (National Institute of Health)

Fentanyl – google

Fentanyl -Wikipedia

A Map of Opiate use in the world via The Atlantic.


10/16/2017 CBS 60 Minutes segment on Opiod 

more CBS 60 Minutes -video from CBS This Morning.

Washington Post reporter on how Congress may have fueled America’s opioid crisis(4:23)

WP – The Drug Industry over the DEA  10/15/2017

wp_washingtonpost.com-The drug industrys triumph over thenbspDEA_2017_10_15  (r click to open pdf)


The recent 60 Minutes Ex-Dea Agent on Opioid Crisis episode was absolutely mind-blowing, and this is (Mr Chris B’s)  reaction and review as an addiction advocate and professional.

(Thanks Chris…JCL)

The above video is from : The Rewired Soul   Mr. Chris B ( therewiredsoul@gmail.com )

The Rewired Soul where we talk about the problem but focus on the solution.

Work on your

Mental Health  as well as Physical Health

  • Anxiety
  • Mental health
  • Depression


Book – Hope,  How I over came depression axiety and addiction.


nytimes.com-Just Say No to Opioids Ads Could Actually Make Things Worse_2017_11_01

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