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Month: October 2020

Vice / HBO visits Fellowship Recovery Community Organization

The cast of Vice News came to South Florida in order to shoot a followup documentary on the aftermath of Alpha-PVP aka Flakka. The news crew stopped by the Fellowship RCO to check out the wide variety of Recovery Support Services available to the community. The cast also visited Fellowship RCO’s Recovery Residence and conducted…
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House Unanimously Passes Rep. Chu Sober Living Homes Bill

June 12, 2018Press Release Washington, D.C. –The House of Representatives today voted unanimously to pass H.R. 4684, the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), H.R. 4684 will authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop best practices for recovery residences that promote sustained recovery from…
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How bitcoin is fueling America’s opioid crisis

The crypto drug trade from CNBC. Drug dealers are using bitcoin to finance the deadly wave of fentanyl flooding into the country from overseas. We follow the money from Main Street to the dark web and show how the cryptocraze allows drugs to get delivered right to your doorstep. Aaron Shamo was a bitcoin millionaire. The 28-year-old…
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Kentucky Leads Nation in DEA Arrests For Opioid Distribution

A nationwide DEA investigation aims to remove medical professionals and facilities that contribute to the opioid crisis. A 45-day investigative surge into prescribers and pharmacies that issue excessive amounts of opioids led to 10 arrests and two voluntary surrenders of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrations in the state of Kentucky, which proved to be the…
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Bronx Opioid Court Gives Participants a Chance at Recovery

Once a participant completes their treatment program, their case is dismissed and sealed, according to the Law Journal. A new program run by the Bronx Criminal Court in New York City is hoping to prioritize recovery for people charged with low-level, non-violent offenses. The Bronx’s Overdose Avoidance and Recovery (OAR) program is just over two…
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Drugs as a massive component of hip-hop culture

The concept of “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” has saturated the music industry since it’s start. What starts as experimentation oftentimes evolves into a serious issue with devastating consequences. A major shift in the music industry has contributed to a massive promotion of substance abuse, to the point that it leans towards making it…
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Recovery Support Following Overdose Or Other Medical Emergencies

Missing in the media coverage of the unrelenting legions of drug overdose deaths in the United States is an equally important but less heralded story. What subsequently happens to people who experience a drug overdose but are successfully rescued through emergency medical intervention? What is their fate after they leave the hospital or other emergency…
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How Accurate Are Opioid Overdose Death Statistics?

Researchers examined six years worth of death certificates to determine the accuracy of opioid-related death statistics for a new study. The overdose epidemic may be vastly underestimated, according to a new study out of the University of Virginia.  A closer look at death certificates from 2008 to 2014 led Dr. Christopher Ruhm to the conclusion…
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The Benefits of working with a Recovery Coach

A Greater Boston news report discusses how Recovery Coaching is a valuable tool to combat the Opioid Epidemic, and other benefits of working with a Recovery Coach. The news report goes over the significant drop of emergency room visits due to drug related incidents, as well as a drop of client’s new legal entanglements, higher…
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Turn Your Life Around – Where to start?

 As a self destructive alcoholic and a hard core drug addict who was able to turn his life around and make positive changes, people often ask me about how I am doing it, and what is the easiest way to get there. The answer to those questions can be a simple word like “change“, however,…
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