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REEL Recovery Film Festival
Another Win for REEL Recovery Film Festival in Las Vegas
"My events are for people in recovery who read books, go to the theater, maintain their intellectual curiosity-not dogmatic followers of 12 Steps," said Leonard Lee Buschel, who started the REEL Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2009 to raise awareness and funds for his nonprofit organization, Writers In Treatment.  Read More
Calendar Event
Chasing the Muse...Stone 
Cold Sober 
Writers Guild of America, East, Hazelden Foundation and Writers In Treatment presents: 
Lawrence Block
David Carr
Malachy McCourt
Sacha Z. Scoblic
Michael Winship
Showtime: October 1, 2013 - 7:30pm
Addiction is a treatable disease
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that alcohol and drug addiction costs our economy nearly 600 billion dollars annually in increased healthcare costs, crime and lost productivity. Read More
Jason Isbell performs at the Chapel
The poetry can get lost in the crush of press, and much has been made in the media of singer-songwriter Jason Isbell's bout with addiction and now year-plus of sobriety. Read More
Prison Writing Program Inspires Hope with new film 'Grace of Stranger'
'Grace of a Stranger' draws Hollywood talent, highlights the power of Arizona's Prison Creative Writing to change lives and inspire hope. Read More
Dark comedy explores sex addiction in NYC 
Writer-director Stuart Blumberg and co-writer Matt Winston say they were drawn to sex addiction as a topic with real dramatic possibilities that hadn't been fully explored.
"This is possibly the best film about 12-Step culture ever made. Go see it you agree."Leonard Buschel. Read More  
"King of Cocaine" John Leguizano as Pablo Escobar
Leguizamo was born in Colombia and campaigned heavily for the role. Deadline reports that after an initial rejection, he spent up to $15,000 on a fat suit and makeup in order to demonstrate how he would look as Escobar. Read More 
Bill W. and Dr. Bob at SoHo Playhouse in New York City
"Bill W. and Dr. Bob" is about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in Ohio in 1935. Read More
Rehab News 
An Intervention 
for Malibu?
In April, Rey Cano appeared at a biweekly meeting of the Malibu City Council to report that he had recently come home and found a naked Passages client wandering in front of his house.
PPACA may steer 40 million to drug, alcohol programs
The closer the nation gets to the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the bigger the numbers being tossed around become. Read More
State Jail Rehab Allegedly tried to pass mentally ill inmates as addicts
Cantu and others allege they were forced to doctor numbers on inmate assessments by downplaying serious psychological issues and inflating drug and alcohol dependency. Read More
Rehab Industry
Substance Misuse Treatment likely to be Transformed by ACA
Changes under the Affordable Care Act are expected to transform substance misuse treatment in California and other states, Healthy Cal reports. Read More
Bill W.
All 72 images in The Bill W. Collection are available on a to Lease-to-Buy basis. You may lease any of the photographs from 90 ninety days up to a year for your home, office, recovery clubhouse or treatment center. Read More

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Sept. 27-Oct 3, 2013
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Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab
The former boxer issued a statement Tuesday saying he voluntarily admitted himself to an unnamed facility. The move comes on the eve of the biggest fight of the year for his promotion company Saturday night when Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Canelo Alvarez. Read More
Ronnie Wood meditates to stay sober
The Rolling Stones guitarist beat alcohol addiction four years ago and has remained sober since, and uses fie books published by US treatment centre Hazelden to help him stay clean. Read More
Steven Tyler talks past Drug Addiction
"I lost everything. It's serious. It's serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job and you'll never understand why because you're an addict. You can't figure that out." Read More
Good News

Addiction to meth not a death sentence
The biggest thing people get wrong about meth is that it's impossible to beat. Read More
Painkiller drugs will come with warning labels
New York (NBC) -Prescription painkillers like oxycontin will now come with labels warning consumers about the dangers of addiction. See Video
There By The Grace...
Woman smuggles cocaine in fake baby belly
The officer then touched the belly and felt it was cold and hard during a frisking at El Dorado international airport. Read More
Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death
Transient is charged with killing a handyman working structure set to become a rehabilitation facility. Read More
Up In Smoke
Scary anti-smoking ads prompt 100,000-plus to kick habit
TAn estimated 1.6 million Americans tried to quit and at least 100,000 likely succeeded as a result of graphic anti-smoking, a new study says. Read More
Feds patented medical pot... while fighting it
Patent No. 6,630,507, you see, is for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Most people would simply refer to this as medical marijuana. Read More
AA In The News
Aldona PHC opens new AA group
The Aldona Primary Health Centre is hosting a new Alcoholics Anonymous group in a move to help around 15 to 20 alcoholics who are introduced to detoxification every month. Read More
Lawmakers vote to allow misdemeanors for heroin, cocaine possession
Sacramento - Prosecutors in California would be able to file misdemeanor charges instead of felonies in cases of simple possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs under a measure sent by state lawmakers to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. Read More
Internet addiction cases on the rise
Researchers say Internet addiction is a growing problem.  Now, a hospital in Pennsylvania has started the first hospital-based Internet addiction treatment center in the nation. See Video
In The News
Prescription drug abuse drops in Young Adults
"These findings show that while we have made progress in preventing some aspects of substance abuse we must redouble our efforts to reduce and eliminate all forms of it throughout our nation," Pamela S. Hyde, JD, a SAMHSA administrationRead More
It's About Time
State may raise tax on beer
At 2 cents per gallon, Wyoming's tax is the lowest in the country. But lawmakers say more money is needed to pay for substance abuse programs and centers. Read More
Bad Medicine
Some Pain Killers tied to certain Birth Defects in study
Women taking prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet early in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Read More
Vaccinating Cocaine Use Away
Enter the idea of a vaccine against cocaine. For those used to thinking about vaccines as things that fight chicken pox and whooping cough, the idea of a vaccine against adrug can seem a little foreign. Read More
Call for an end to alcohol ads in football
Experts are calling for a ban on alcohol marketing in football saying "self regulation has probably reached its  limit", after studying footage of matches. Read More