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1/Let's talk pseudoaddiction-

pseudo- a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,” used in the formation of compound words (pseudoclassic; pseudointellectual): in scientific use, denoting close or deceptive resemblance to the following element.
#OpioidHysteria
2/How the current #OPIOID narrative plays a lead role in how patients are perceived.

pseudoaddiction; A condition resembling drug addiction but caused by underprescription of drugs to treat pain in the patient, causing them to seek more.

A term MDs don't like, many deny exists.
3/Perhaps MDs don't like the term because they're the main cause patients exhibit 'pseudoaddiction' symptoms.
And now, with the level of #opioidhysteria in the U.S, people are being denied ANY pain care; leaving them with #untreated pain, not just #undertreated.
#OpioidRefugees
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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

Thank you :-) Graffiti background. Foreground in black letters on a  white background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”<br />
This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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“The jail is the largest mental health institution in any community,” Sheriff Daron Hall said.

The #OpioidCrisis has thrust the most pressing issue facing jails around the country to the forefront: #MentalIllness. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/ohio-jail-to-t…
On any given day, there are about 750,000 people in jails across America.

Drug addiction and mental health-related issues are often coexisting and it’s difficult to parse out which is driving which.
Hall said the deinstitutionalization of #MentalHealth hospitals that started in the 1960s hasn’t worked and instead has sparked today’s problem.

“The reality is we didn’t really deinstitutionalize it, we just re-institutionalized it into jails and prisons,” he said.
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🚨 This thread provides info about the largest #opioid indictment & settlement in U.S. history whereby Indivior was charged w/ marketing #fraud of #Suboxone. The docs are lengthy but essential reading for all #CPP who have & are being tapered or terminated from their #RxOpioid.
The following is the DOJ announcement of the indictment in April 2019 and had Indivior been found guilty they would have been required to pay $3 BILLION in fines, fees, etc.

justice.gov/opa/pr/indivio…
In July 2019 a settlement agreement of $1.4 BILLION was reached that allowed the parent company of Indivior... manufacturer of #Suboxone (an #RxOpioid used to treat #Addiction and #ChronicPain) to resolve its potential #criminal & #civil liabilities.

justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
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1. #News ~ EXPLOSIVE! 'Shut up, you moron!'

Fox panel erupts as Rudy Giuliani THREATENS LIBEL against former Schumer aide.

Rudy, "I don't know why you have that man on." @IngrahamAngle



#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #Ukraine @RudyGiuliani @FoxNews
2. #News ~ CHECKMATE: President Trump Set to Release Ukraine Phone Transcripts as Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry bigleaguepolitics.com/checkmate-trum… #Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA
3. #News ~ McCarthy: They’ve Been Investigating President Trump Since Before He Was Elected breitbart.com/clips/2019/09/… #Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #Ukraine
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Tomm we start a journey at @ZuckerSoM w/ 3rd yr #MedicalStudents to enhance #Awareness #Education #Skills #Comfort #Hope re: #OpioidCrisis

13.5 hours - "#OpioidEpidemic" themed week (3rd iteration)

Follow/RT as Students, Colleagues, & I tweet - #OURcrisis

#MEDeD #RecoveryMonth
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ MS3 #Students

6️⃣0️⃣ Faculty/Facilitators

3️⃣0️⃣ Clinical/Non-Clinical Depts

#OURcrisis @ZuckerSoM

@GIMaPreceptor @DrYili @MartinsWelchMD @JoeCMD @medicmin911 @ektrenchard @ethanfried @ginofarina @LindaWDeMasi @AFornari1 @joemd @DrAhuja @santhoshpaulus6 @TomMcGinn4
#Strategic Full Circle
1. from Health System (need)
2. to School of #Medicine (access)
3. to Health System (access/mission)

Our #OpioidEpidemic themed week is part of a 30+hour 4-yr longitudinal 'Addressing #SubstanceUse' curriculum
#OURcrisis #MEDeD
🔗: sgim.org/File%20Library…
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A cut not too deep

It's sad and lonely
Never felt this numb
With so much pain and emotions unexpressed
Just like the artist expresses better on the canvas but this time my torso and limb is my canvas

#poetry
#SelfHarm
#Addiction
With the razor on my wrist
I cut a little deep, not too deep
I feel so much pleasure in those cuts
Even if I push further I would still not mind

Springs of red fountain flows endless
Dripping with every cut
That's my only way of hiding from my
From my fears and demons
It seem overwhelming but with another not too deep a cut I can feel safe again
Atlas this time the cut had severe a vein and the not too deep a cut becomes a pool that I am soaked in.
#poetry
#SelfHarm
#Addiction
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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PATRIOTS! In this article dropped by #QAnon, it mentions former NYPD officer Nicholas Tartaglione.
LOOK at all Tartagliones you can find, it is not a common surname.
Who is Nicholas related to? I believe this obituary is useful: m.legacy.com/obituaries/phi…
nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Jef…
THE ENTIRE TARTAGLIONE FAMILY IS CORRUPT!
Working on more highlighting more now. Sorry guys, my phone died while writing this! I have to be up at 7am EST but I CANNOT stop thinking about this! #CantSleep, #cantstopwontstop digging!! ⛏️🧐 #QAnon #addiction
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Wrote this piece with the help of a great team including @DrKevinHill. Below I'll share some of my thoughts about #opioids and opioid use disorder and how they present in #hpm and #palliative care, plus why we need to do a better job of addressing #addiction at end of life. 1/x
2/x Training in #KY gave me a front row seat to the #opioidcrisis. With an interest in #hpm I kept wondering what would happen to these individuals who developed an OUD and years later were prescribed opioids. How would I keep those patients safe and manage their pain?
3/x I continue to think that our field will struggle in years to come when survivors of the #opioidcrisis age, develop serious illness, and develop pain. Thinking about this, and reading @jeff_deeney article in @TheAtlantic theatlantic.com/health/archive… made me want to do more.
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DISCERNMENT is a function of MIND, i.e. the soul, and not the brain. As is DISCRETION.

So, simply put; if you know people who are not strong in either quality, they may need to seek out assistance to treat their unwell souls.🍎

Gives new meaning to the term #SOS, doesn’t it?Ja?
Dealing With Addiction: #FamilyMatters ✝️ #FamilyValues

As was said in Hosea 5:1, Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgement is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah & a net spread upon Tabor. (KJV)
Folks; the economic, and moral enslavement of this world would probably not be possible, were society pivoted around wholesome #FamilyValues. One of the ways they break communities down is through the torpor of the youth; achieved (also) through the chemical reaction ...
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Starting June 1, I will tweet a chapter each day from my new book goodreasons.info about how the light of evolutionary biology can dissolve the mists that swirl around mental disorders. Well, some mists for some disorders. @DuttonBooks @hbes2019 @LondonEvolution @ISEMPH
From the Preface: I wanted to write this book as soon as I realized that evolution could explain why bodies are vulnerable to disease. But the rest of medicine had to come first. Why We Get Sick stirred lots of interest. The new book is about why mental illness exists at all.
For each chapter I address the question, "So what?" Saying what is true changes only views unless it also changes what people do. Mental health clinicians who understand evolution do their work differently and better. For all others, self-understanding is valuable in itself.
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Physical Activity and Exercise –––– Their massive role in our health and wellness, at ALL ages/ stages of life.

A #curatedthread with tips and resources ––

Tags: #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign #HealthyAging #health #wellness
More –– #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility
Tips on Getting Started
m.gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk…
- Craft your 'why'/purpose
- Start slowly
- U may 'love' exercising OR Not
- Be kind to U
- Use 'why'& habit, Not willpower
- Plan,Prioritize
- Be flexible
-+Resistance, +Balance
More ––––#PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign

"Common Sense Guide To Exercise and Moving More!" ––– by @CorKinetic

20 Great Tips! 👇
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Today, after extensive @NIDAnews research and @samhsagov support por favor funding for programs and research, there is still #Stigma about #addiction. I still hear people affected by SUDs refer to themselves as “addicts” “junkies” “bangers.” I get the culture, but there is more.
This keeps our loved ones and community members who struggle with #addiction locked into an old pattern of #stigma. We are repeating a process that has never worked. This only helps the heart wrenching results stack up as more and more die from this chronic disease.
72,000 mothers, daughters, sisters, fathers, sons, brothers and more died last year alone from an overdoson drugs. Many of those deaths were related to opioids, and let’s not forget that alcohol is the cause of so many deaths as well. This world needs to get woke about #addiction
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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
#MentalHealthAwareness
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
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It’s about time we take a more humanistic approach to #pain and #addiction. Policies to mandate dose reductions without risk\benefit assessments are not evidence based and reflect policy makers “attempts to do something”. That something can harm. healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl…
Here’s another perspective that is still timely. statnews.com/2017/02/24/opi…
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This is why I want to #MAGA. #Family.

1. My mom and dad, married 61 years. Both raised in the coalfields of #WV. My dad is LTC-USA (RET), served in #Vietnam, and is 100% VA disabled. My mom raised 3 daughters pretty much by herself!

Where is the #America they loved?
2. My son, pictured here with his father. He served in the #USArmy, and due to his service, is 100% VA disabled. (He suffers from #PTSD and thus, #depression, and, sadly, #addiction.)

Will the #VA be there for him when he's old?
3. My daughter, here with me at her bridal shower. She's an elementary school #teacher, and works 12-hour days, making sure her students get the very best education possible.

Will she be forced to tell her students they can't say Merry Christmas?
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1. These are just a few of the people who were betrayed & murdered by the Gov & Doctors b/c they suffered from #ChronicPain.
2. These people were, & millions more are, disabled & being actively & maliciously denied proper medical care b/c of the #OpioidHysteria
3. that has taken over our Government, Insurers, Doctors & Pharmacies. We are, apparently, the acceptable collateral damage in the
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