Trump Administration Relaxes Medical Privacy Rule for Overdoses

  Health-care providers permitted to share information with family and friends if patient is in crisis or incapacitated Source: Wall Street Journal By Michelle Hackman Oct.27, 2017 7:19 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced Friday it is relaxing a federal privacy rule that prevents health providers from notifying family members about a drug overdose, one of the administration’s most significant policy shifts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

Trump to declare opioid epidemic a public health emergency

By Dan Merica, CNN Updated 10:14 AM ET, Thu October 26, 2017     Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, after months of promising to take sweeping action to combat opioids, will use an event at the White House on Thursday to declare the crisis a public health emergency, White House officials tell CNN. The move is different from the broad order Trump previewed over the last few months. The President, according to these officials, will direct acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan to declare a public health emergency under the Public Health Services Act — which directs federal agencies to provide more grant money to combat the epidemic — not a national emergency […]

Sobriety Rocks Community Meet & Greet and Sobriety Rocks Music Festival!!!!

  Mark Your Calendars!!!!! November 10-11, 2017 – Enjoy 2 Days Of Recovery Speakers, Live Music, Food, Fun and Fellowship at the 101 Club 700 SW 10th St. Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060 “Recovery is a Process” and Rockers In Recovery has amassed some epic speakers on the topic. This is to help our south Florida community know that help, hope, and recovery are possible from addiction.

Drug-treatment centers moving out of Palm Beach County, officials say

By: Brooke Baitinger and Ryan Van VelzerContact Reporters Source: Sun Sentinel Drug-recovery businesses are moving to other parts of Florida as a crackdown in Palm Beach County leads to dozens of arrests, prosecutors say. “What we’re seeing is a lot of these unscrupulous places are packing up and moving elsewhere, which may be good for Palm Beach County, but we’re all in this together,” said Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who leads the county’s Sober Homes Task Force.