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After 5 years of dispute in a federal court, the family of a man who died during his stay at a treatment center owned by American Addiction Centers has been awarded a $7 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death suit. The family of Shauna Reyna argued that their loved one would still be alive if he had been checked on by staff every 30 mins, as required by the state during a patients intake and detox section.
During yesterday’s White House Summit on Opioids President Donald Trump made a severe statement by saying that the drug dealers of America should endure “the ultimate penalty” for their part in drug related deaths. Trump also supports the suing of pharmaceutical companies and opioid manufacturers in the local level, saying “I mean, what they’re doing and the way — the distribution. And you have people that go to the hospital with a broken arm, and they come out and they’re addicted. They’re addicted to painkillers, and they don’t even know what happened. They go in for something minor, and they come out and they’re in serious shape.”
In her first Televison interview since her husband’s death last May, Vicky Cornell talks about her husband Chris Cornell’s unintentional relapse before his final days. In the interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, the widow spoke about the medication given to Christ to “help him sleep better” after a shoulder injury.
It’s the most wonderfully painful time of the year for people like us. Our celebrations are fenced with healthy boundaries and decorated with harrowing memories. While the rest of the world celebrates in carefree fashion. Sometimes just a holiday card can throw someone over the edge.
Heroin has a cost, and it’s not always monetary. For Kim Jones it was her career, her family, her 401(k) and even her class ring. “Nothing was sacred,” the Middletown mother of three recalled. “I thought, ‘This is going to be the way that I die.’ … To me, that sounded like the better option for my family because if I was dead, then they didn’t have to worry about where I was or what I was doing.”
Also published on Medium.