6/4/19 Lawmakers vow to push stiffer regulations on addiction treatment in California
Bi-Partisan Legislative Substance Abuse Treatment Working Group formed around various bills.
6/4/19 San Francisco to Force Treatment on Mentally Ill Drug Users
"San Francisco’s program would allow a court to appoint a public conservator for someone who
has been involuntarily detained for psychiatric hospitalization at least EIGHT times in a year."
6/3/19 “American Relapse” Reveals the For-Profit Corruption of the Heroin Rehab Industry
Documentary follows two addicts through cycle of addiction and treatment.
5/31/19 ‘He died in their hands’: Marin family suing Sonoma County rehab center over son’s death
Detox required to perform face-to-face checks 12 times only checked three.
5/30/19 The Predatory Malibu Rehab Guru Who Ripped Off Obamacare
Evan Wright’s book about Chris Bathum, Bad Therapist will be published on May 30 by Amazon Original Stories.
5/28/19 Driver on trial for suspected DUI crash in Westminster that left a passenger dead
Driver and friend had been kicked out of an Anaheim recovery residence hours before.
5/26/19 ’Tired of Being Dope Sick,’ A Drug User Gets Help From Police to Get Sober
Police take a different approach to addicts in order to encourage recovery.
5/20/19 A meeting in Fire Mountain about David Fishbach
Retired anesthesiologist with history of building sober living homes accused of adding un-permitted
rooms to houses he has purchased in $1 million property neighborhood in Oceanside.
5/18/19 In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing
Fentanyl is now preferred.
5/15/19 Meth Overdose Deaths in U.S. Quadruple Over 6-Year Span
Staggering losses with no end in sight.
5/11/19 Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for opioid-addicted patients in U.S. prisons
Medication assisted treatment (MAT) reduces deaths and is compared to insulin.
5/9/19 Inside the Mysterious $11 Million Death of a Scientology Rehab Patient
Patient went through withdrawal without his anti-depressants and hanged himself.
5/4/19 Setting Precedent, A Federal Court Rules Jail Must Give Inmate Addiction Treatment
Judge rules she must continue to receive her MAT, which is a low-dose opioid.
5/3/19 Battle-weary Sovereign Health claims boost from state in fierce fight for millions from Health Net
Does an insurer have the right to demand extensive documentation from a fraudster?
How else are we going to keep healthcare fiscally sound?
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