• Des #épidémies et des hommes... (3/4) : Crise des #opioïdes : l’Amérique en #overdose
    https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/cultures-monde/des-epidemies-et-des-hommes-34-crise-des-opioides-lamerique-en-overdos

    La dépendance aux opioïdes est devenue l’une des premières causes de mortalité du pays avec 70 000 personnes décédées d’une overdose en 2017, plus de six fois le nombre de personnes tuées par armes à feu la même année. La crise des opioïdes étant un problème qui se propage à grande échelle, les autorités ont du mal à la contrôler. Le gouvernement fédéral a dû décréter l’état d’urgence sanitaire il y a deux ans.

    Comment une telle crise sanitaire a-t-elle pu s’installer dans le pays le plus riche du monde ? Qui sont les responsables ? Que nous apprend cette épidémie du système d’accès aux soins états-unien et de son marché du #médicament ? Que nous révèle-t-elle de la crise multiforme traversée par les États-Unis ? Quelles sont les solutions pour les milliers de personnes tombées dans l’#addiction aux opioïdes ?


  • Recension : Patrick Radden Keefe, Frédéric Autran, Cécile Brajeul, Addiction sur ordonnance. La crise des antidouleurs
    https://journals.openedition.org/lectures/33475

    Ce livre interroge à la fois le fonctionnement des administrations de la santé publique et l’éthique médicale. Patrick Radden montre bien comment la cupidité et le profit permettent de corrompre des personnes haut placées qui vont ensuite travailler pour Purdue Pharma. Il dénonce également le fait que les institutions culturelles et universitaires qui reçoivent des dons de la part de l’entreprise pharmaceutique continuent à les accepter, sans remettre en question l’origine de ces financements.

    #C&F_éditions #Addiction_sur_ordonnance


  • The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs | The New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/the-challenge-of-going-off-psychiatric-drugs

    Laura had always assumed that depression was caused by a precisely defined chemical imbalance, which her medications were designed to recalibrate. She began reading about the history of psychiatry and realized that this theory, promoted heavily by pharmaceutical companies, is not clearly supported by evidence. Genetics plays a role in mental disorder, as do environmental influences, but the drugs do not have the specificity to target the causes of an illness. Wayne Goodman, a former chair of the F.D.A.’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee, has called the idea that pills fix chemical imbalances a “useful metaphor” that he would never use with his patients. Ronald Pies, a former editor of Psychiatric Times, has said, “My impression is that most psychiatrists who use this expression”—that the pills fix chemical imbalances—“feel uncomfortable and a little embarrassed when they do so. It’s kind of a bumper-sticker phrase that saves time.”

    Dorian Deshauer, a psychiatrist and historian at the University of Toronto, has written that the chemical-imbalance theory, popularized in the eighties and nineties, “created the perception that the long term, even life-long use of psychiatric drugs made sense as a logical step.” But psychiatric drugs are brought to market in clinical trials that typically last less than twelve weeks. Few studies follow patients who take the medications for more than a year. Allen Frances, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Duke, who chaired the task force for the fourth edition of the DSM, in 1994, told me that the field has neglected questions about how to take patients off drugs—a practice known as “de-prescribing.” He said that “de-prescribing requires a great deal more skill, time, commitment, and knowledge of the patient than prescribing does.” He emphasizes what he called a “cruel paradox: there’s a large population on the severe end of the spectrum who really need the medicine” and either don’t have access to treatment or avoid it because it is stigmatized in their community. At the same time, many others are “being overprescribed and then stay on the medications for years.” There are almost no studies on how or when to go off psychiatric medications, a situation that has created what he calls a “national public-health experiment.”

    Roland Kuhn, a Swiss psychiatrist credited with discovering one of the first antidepressants, imipramine, in 1956, later warned that many doctors would be incapable of using antidepressants properly, “because they largely or entirely neglect the patient’s own experiences.” The drugs could only work, he wrote, if a doctor is “fully aware of the fact that he is not dealing with a self-contained, rigid object, but with an individual who is involved in constant movement and change.”

    A decade after the invention of antidepressants, randomized clinical studies emerged as the most trusted form of medical knowledge, supplanting the authority of individual case studies. By necessity, clinical studies cannot capture fluctuations in mood that may be meaningful to the patient but do not fit into the study’s categories. This methodology has led to a far more reliable body of evidence, but it also subtly changed our conception of mental health, which has become synonymous with the absence of symptoms, rather than with a return to a patient’s baseline of functioning, her mood or personality before and between episodes of illness.

    Antidepressants are now taken by roughly one in eight adults and adolescents in the U.S., and a quarter of them have been doing so for more than ten years. Industry money often determines the questions posed by pharmacological studies, and research about stopping drugs has never been a priority.

    Barbiturates, a class of sedatives that helped hundreds of thousands of people to feel calmer, were among the first popular psychiatric drugs. Although leading medical journals asserted that barbiturate addiction was rare, within a few years it was evident that people withdrawing from barbiturates could become more anxious than they were before they began taking the drugs. (They could also hallucinate, have convulsions, and even die.)

    Valium and other benzodiazepines were introduced in the early sixties, as a safer option. By the seventies, one in ten Americans was taking Valium. The chief of clinical pharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital declared, in 1976, “I have never seen a case of benzodiazepine dependence” and described it as “an astonishingly unusual event.” Later, though, the F.D.A. acknowledged that people can become dependent on benzodiazepines, experiencing intense agitation when they stop taking them.

    In the fifth edition of the DSM, published in 2013, the editors added an entry for “antidepressant discontinuation syndrome”—a condition also mentioned on drug labels—but the description is vague and speculative, noting that “longitudinal studies are lacking” and that little is known about the course of the syndrome. “Symptoms appear to abate over time,” the manual explains, while noting that “some individuals may prefer to resume medication indefinitely.”

    Audrey Bahrick, a psychologist at the University of Iowa Counseling Service, who has published papers on the way that S.S.R.I.s affect sexuality, told me that, a decade ago, after someone close to her lost sexual function on S.S.R.I.s, “I became pretty obsessive about researching the issue, but the actual qualitative experience of patients was never documented. There was this assumption that the symptoms would resolve once you stop the medication. I just kept thinking, Where is the data? Where is the data?” In her role as a counsellor, Bahrick sees hundreds of college students each year, many of whom have been taking S.S.R.I.s since adolescence. She told me, “I seem to have the expectation that young people would be quite distressed about the sexual side effects, but my observation clinically is that these young people don’t yet know what sexuality really means, or why it is such a driving force.”

    #Psychiatrie #Big_Pharma #Addiction #Anti_depresseurs #Valium

    • J’ai vu pas mal de psy en parler comme de béquilles nécessaires à un moment, qui ne soignaient rien mais atténuaient les symptômes pour permettre aux patient.es de s’engager dans des thérapies qui elles avaient une efficacité à long terme. Mais les mêmes prescrivent pendant plus de dix ans par facilité....

    • Le problème, c’est que les psychiatres ont surtout le temps pour prescrire, pas pour creuser. Et que le temps de guérison entre frontalement en conflit avec le temps de productivité.

      Le temps de guérir est un luxe pour les gens bien entourés et avec assez de moyens financiers.

      Et il manque toujours la question de base : qu’est-ce qui déclenche ses réponses psychiques violentes ?

      J’aurais tendance à dire : un mode de vie #normatif et étroit qui force certaines personnes à adopter un mode de vie particulièrement éloigné de ce qu’elles sont, de ce qu’elles veulent. Notre société est terriblement irrespectueuse et violente pour tous ceux qui ne se conforme nt pas au #modèle unique de la personne sociale, dynamique et surtout, bien productive !

      #dépression


  • How the #blockchain Could Help Those Struggling With Addiction
    https://hackernoon.com/how-the-blockchain-could-help-those-struggling-with-addiction-b96d2d2814

    Image courtesy: PexelsDrug addiction is a huge problem in the United States. From alcoholism to nicotine dependence to addiction to more serious #drugs like opioids, the health implications and human/financial costs are significant. According to Regis College, deaths related to heroin overdoses increased dramatically from 2010 to 2016. By 2016, synthetic opioids took center stage in overdose deaths, with heroin trailing. The opioid crisis has reached the point where now opiate overdoses are the number one cause of death in individuals under the age of 50.The healthcare costs of Illicit drugs alone exceed $11 billion annually, and overall costs including incarceration, crime, lost work, and productivity are $249 billion. Drug use is not just found in poor neighborhoods or among the (...)

    #addiction-treatment #blockchain-technology


  • US deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide at all-time high - World Socialist Web Site
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/08/deat-m08.html

    US deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide at all-time high
    By Kate Randall
    8 March 2019

    More than 150,000 Americans died from alcohol and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017. This is more than twice as many as in 1999 and the highest number since recordkeeping began in that year. This skyrocketing rate of so-called deaths of despair was confirmed in a new analysis released this week by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT).

    #états-unis #drogue #alcool #addiction #mortalité #démographie #population #santé


  • You are gambling, daily
    https://hackernoon.com/you-are-gambling-daily-bf2ed376ac61?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3---4

    Tech Addictions in the era of Attention Economy“Damn, I just opened YouTube for watching that one video and ended up spending hours on it”, “These apps are like rabbit hole”, “I logged in Facebook to find contact of one person, after an hour I found myself laughing at a meme” and so on. Feels related?Most of us, having active online lives have felt this way at some point or the other. Why do we end up wasting our precious hours online? Are we just being careless or is there more to it? Are we to be blamed in entirety?In order to answer these questions well, let’s understand how the tech giants operate and what are they fighting for.We have heard the phrase “Data is the new fuel”, “ If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold”.All the apps that we end up (...)

    #social-media #psychology #attention-economy #addiction #tech-addiction



  • « Facebook n’a jamais essayé de donner à ses utilisateurs un réel contrôle de leurs données »
    https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2018/04/09/sherry-turkle-les-americains-ont-voulu-vivre-leur-passion-avec-facebook-sans

    Pour l’anthropologue Sherry Turkle qui a étudié nos relations avec les nouvelles technologies, nous sommes aveuglés par une passion pour ce réseau social. J’étudie l’attitude des Américains envers les réseaux sociaux depuis leur apparition. Dès le début, un fort lien s’est noué entre les réseaux sociaux et les Américains qui avaient soif de relations sans engagement. Grâce à ces technologies, nous sommes toujours ensemble, mais seuls, protégés par la distance qui nous sépare des autres. Avec le temps, ce (...)

    #Facebook #SocialNetwork #solutionnisme #addiction #marketing


  • Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip
    https://www.apnews.com/ff3cf542ded542d5b2e51ceb3fbe051c

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory.

    The scourge can be traced to the mass import of cheap opioid-based Tramadol pain pills through smuggling tunnels under Gaza’s border more than a decade ago. A more addictive black-market form of the drug called Tramal has since taken hold.

    “I have seen the top elites taking it — university students, girls and respectful people,” said Dr. Fadel Ashour, who treats addicts in his dimly lit clinic.

    Tramadol, a synthetic opioid analgesic, is considered a controlled substance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the same category as well-known medications like Valium and Xanax.

    The WHO study cited the blockade, high unemployment among university graduates and never-ending conflict with Israel as factors associated with “widespread” Tramadol abuse.

    It said users turned to the drug to “escape problems,” obtain a “feeling of relaxation,” to “not think” and to fall asleep.

    Tramal, believed to be a more addictive black market form of Tramadol, arrived later, gaining popularity after the first war between Hamas and Israel in 2009.

    Tramal was cheap, less than 50 cents a tablet, and people discovered its sedative effects at a time when they were “trying to overcome their anxiety because Gaza was a very traumatic environment,” said Dr. Ashour.

    But in recent months, prices have shot up. A single pill can cost about $20, well beyond most people’s means.

    Being a health worker himself, Abu Karim was able to get prescriptions to buy the milder Tramadol legally and more affordably.

    “It was not as powerful as the smuggled Tramal, but with more pills, it does part of the job,” he said.

    Today, he’s among the few patients at the Hope Center, the first and only rehab facility in Gaza. Since opening at Gaza’s only psychiatric hospital in 2017, it has treated 230 people, 90 percent of them tramadex users.

    Nearly a year of border protests against the Israeli blockade have added a new element to the crisis. Hundreds of young men have been shot by the Israeli army, which says it is defending its border.

    Mahmoud, a 29-year-old, said he became addicted to Lyrica after he was shot during a protest. Unemployed and unmarried, he is now being treated by Dr. Ashour.

    “I don’t want to reach a level in which I lose my personality and dignity because of the drugs,” said Mahmoud, who would not give his family name because of the social stigma associated with addiction. “I want to stop.”

    #Opioides #Gaza #Addiction


  • L’addiction, une garantie pour les profits | Entre les lignes entre les mots
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.blog/2019/02/27/laddiction-une-garantie-pour-les-profits

    par Didier Epsztajn

    Patrick Radden Keefe débute son texte par le Metropolitan Museum, l’« aile Sackler » du nom d’une « des plus grandes dynasties de philanthropes américains ». Il interroge l’origine de cette richesse, « aussi obscure que celle des barons voleurs », l’entreprise familiale Purdue Pharma.

    Une entreprise privée, un antalgique, OxyContin, un opioïde et ses propriétés addictives, des campagnes marketing, le financement de médecins pour construire des « arguments »… « Depuis 1999, 300 000 à 500 000 Américains selon les évaluations, sont morts d’overdose liées à OxyContin ou d’autres opioïdes délivrés sur ordonnance ».

    L’auteur analyse la place du commerce – et non de la pratique médicale – ayant fait la fortune des frères Sackler, les campagnes de séduction des médecins, la multiplication des ordonnances de tranquillisants, les vertus thérapeutique du pavot à opium et les risques addictifs, la commercialisation de « jumbo pills », les choix liés aux « impératifs » de rentabilité, les informations – véritables publicités – fournies aux médecins, « l’entreprise persuadait les médecins que le médicament était sans danger en s’appuyant sur des documents produits par des médecins payés ou fiancés par l’entreprise », la diffusion des comprimés sur le marché noir, le refus de reconnaître le caractère addictif du médicament, le rejet de la responsabilité sur les seul·es individu·es (une ritournelle du néolibéralisme), la sur-prescription et les énormes profits, les arrangements pour éviter les procès, le blocage de la concurrence des médicaments génériques, le lobbyisme…

    Une mise en cause tant de la marchandisation de la santé, des mensonges et de la propagande des laboratoires pharmaceutiques, des addictions propagées par le capitalisme, des systèmes privatisés de soins et de la place des fondations – du cynisme de la philanthropie – sans oublier leur rôle dans l’évitement fiscal…

    Une nouvelle collection interventions (« il s’agit de dévoiler les détournements, les enclosures et les accaparements ou d’évoquer des solutions ouvertes, originales et coopératives ») à suivre.

    #Addiction_ordonnance #C&F_éditions #Sackler #Opioides #Patrick_Radden_Keefe


  • Parution : Addiction sur ordonnance, La crise des antidouleurs, par Patrick Radden Keefe
    https://cfeditions.com/addiction

    J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution de :

    Addiction sur ordonnance
    La crise des antidouleurs
    par Patrick Radden Keefe

    traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Claire Richard
    avec des contributions de :
    Frédéric Autran, Cécile Brajeul et Hervé Le Crosnier

    C&F éditions, 2019
    16 €
    ISBN 978-2-915825-90-9
    https://cfeditions.com/addiction

    Ce premier livre de la collection interventions traite d’un sujet douloureux, la « crise des opioïdes » qui ronge les États-Unis de l’intérieur et qui s’étend dans le monde entier. 400000 décès par overdose dans la dernière décennie aux USA, dont 70000 l’an passé... pour une addiction qui a souvent débuté dans le cabinet d’un médecin ou un service d’hôpital ayant prescrit des antidouleurs sans prendre les précautions nécessaires pour éviter la dépendance aux opiacés.

    Patrick Radden Keefe est remonté à la source en étudiant les stratégies marketing de la famille Sackler, et de sa petite entreprise de pharmacie du Connecticut, devenue une des plus riches du pays... au prix d’une crise de santé publique majeure.

    L’article de Frédéric Autran montre la vie quotidienne des personnes dépendantes aux opiacés, et plus particulièrement aux opioïdes de synthèse vendus comme des médicaments.

    Celui de Cécile Brajeul expose plus spécifiquement la situation en France.

    Dans sa postface, Hervé Le Crosnier considère les trusts pharmaceutiques comme des acteurs de la « société de l’information », pour lesquels l’appât du gain et les mensonges marketing sont le moteur prioritaire. Il appelle à reconsidérer la dépendance des organismes publics (musées, universités...) aux financements privés et notamment au cynisme de la philanthropie.

    On peut obtenir un extrait spécimen à :
    https://cfeditions.com/addiction/ressources/addiction_SPECIMEN.pdf

    Bonne lecture

    #Addiction #Opioides #C&F_éditions #Sackler #Oxycontin


  • Quitter Facebook rendrait plus heureux… et moins bien informé
    https://usbeketrica.com/article/quitter-facebook-rendrait-plus-heureux-et-moins-bien-informe

    Quel est l’impact de la suppression de son compte Facebook ? Des chercheurs de l’Université de New York et de Stanford ont suivi près de 3 000 internautes qui ont décroché du réseau social pendant un mois. On connaît depuis longtemps le potentiel addictif du plus populaire des réseaux sociaux. Il n’est donc guère surprenant que désactiver son compte Facebook ait des effets bénéfiques sur son bien-être. C’est en tout cas ce que confirme une étude menée par des chercheurs des Universités de New York et (...)

    #Facebook #addiction


  • Delete your account : leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/01/facebook-mental-health-study-happiness-delete-account

    New study from Stanford and NYU finds logging off causes ‘small but significant improvements in wellbeing’ Despite all the scandals of the past year, here we are, still on Facebook, a couple of billion of us spending about an hour a day in its iron grip. Now a new study suggests it’s making us feel bad. That’s in part because we may be addicted. Want to feel better ? Delete Facebook. As some experts have said, the system of rewards set up by Facebook and other social media platforms is akin (...)

    #Facebook #addiction


  • L’Afrique, l’eldorado de la nicotine made in Europe – JeuneAfrique.com
    https://www.jeuneafrique.com/715614/societe/chronique-lafrique-leldorado-de-la-nicotine-made-in-europe

    Taux de nicotine, de monoxyde de carbone et de particules totales : à quantité de cigarettes égale, les Africains fument davantage de composants toxiques que les Européens. La presse africaine –singulièrement marocaine et sénégalaise – relaie, ces derniers jours, un prix d’investigation remis par l’ONG Public Eye qui, elle-même, relaie l’enquête de la journaliste française Marie Maurisse sur la composition des tiges à #tabac « made in Switzerland » réservées à l’exportation vers les #pays_du_Sud. Le constat est sans appel : les #cigarettes consommées en #Afrique sont plus toxiques que celles fumées en Europe.

    #toxicité


  • Ce soir on joue
    http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/dans-une-heure-c-est-termine/ce-soir-on-joue

    L’OMS a recoonu l’addiction aux #jeux vidéo comme maladie. Alors le Köllekteof s’est penché sur cet #addiction. Qui joue ? Comment devient-on accro ? Comment s’en sort-on ?

    Accompagné de Michel Van Langendonckt, président des l’Association des Ludothèques francophones belges - Ludobel, le Köllelktoef s’est également intéressé au jeu comme nouveau phénomène social.

    Addiciton, #ludification de monde du travail, retour du jeu de société... Tout ça et bien plus, c’est dans « Dans une Heure c’est Terminé » !

    #jeux,ludification,addiction
    http://www.radiopanik.org/media/sounds/dans-une-heure-c-est-termine/ce-soir-on-joue_05926__1.mp3



  • How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/overdoses-youtube-opioids-drugs.html

    The first time Kelmae Hemphill watched herself overdose, she sobbed. There she was in a shaky video filmed by her own heroin dealer, sprawled out on a New Jersey road while a stranger pounded on her chest. “Come on, girl,” someone pleaded.

    Ms. Hemphill’s 11-year drug addiction, her criminal record, her struggles as a mother — they were now everybody’s business, splashed across the news and social media with a new genre of American horror film: the overdose video.

    As opioid deaths have soared in recent years, police departments and strangers with cameras have started posting raw, uncensored images of drug users passed out with needles in their arms and babies in the back seats of their cars. The videos rack up millions of views and unleash avalanches of outrage. Then some other viral moment comes along, and the country clicks away.

    But life is never the same for the people whose bleakest, most humiliating moments now live online forever. In interviews with The New York Times, they talked — some for the very first time — about the versions of themselves captured in the videos.

    “Why bother saving her?” asked one YouTube commenter. “I would’ve let her die,” said another. Angry Facebook messages arrived months, even years, later, when strangers stumbled across the videos.

    Addiction experts say the videos are doing little else than publicly shaming drug users, and the blunt horror of the images may actually increase the stigma against them. Users themselves disagree on whether the humiliation helped them clean up their lives.

    “We’re showing you this video of them at the worst, most humiliating moment of their life,” said Daniel Raymond, deputy director of policy and planning at the Harm Reduction Coalition, an advocacy group. “The intent is not to help these people. The intent is to use them as an object lesson by scapegoating them.”

    Mandy McGowan, 38, knows that. She was the mother unconscious in that video, the woman who became known as the “Dollar Store Junkie.” But she said the video showed only a few terrible frames of a complicated life.

    As a child, she said, she was sexually molested. She survived relationships with men who beat her. She barely graduated from high school.

    She said her addiction to opioids began after she had neck surgery in 2006 for a condition that causes spasms and intense pain. Her neurologist prescribed a menu of strong painkillers including OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl patches.

    As a teenager, Ms. McGowan had smoked marijuana and taken mushrooms and ecstasy. But she always steered clear of heroin, she said, thinking it was for junkies, for people living in alleys. But her friends were using it, and over the last decade, she sometimes joined them.

    She tried to break her habit by buying Suboxone — a medication used to treat addiction — on the street. But the Suboxone often ran out, and she turned to heroin to tide her over.

    On Sept. 18, 2016, a friend came to Ms. McGowan’s house in Salem, N.H., and offered her a hit of fentanyl, a deadly synthetic painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin. They sniffed a line and drove to the Family Dollar across the state line in Lawrence, where Ms. McGowan collapsed with her daughter beside her. At least two people in the store recorded the scene on their cellphones.

    Medics revived her and took her to the hospital, where child welfare officials took custody of her daughter, and the police charged Ms. McGowan with child neglect and endangerment. (She eventually pleaded guilty to both and was sentenced to probation.) Two days later, the video of her overdose was published by The Eagle-Tribune and was also released by the Lawrence police.

    The video played in a loop on the local news, and vaulted onto CNN and Fox News, ricocheting across the web.

    “For someone already dealing with her own demons, she now has to deal with public opinion, too,” said Matt Ganem, the executive director of the Banyan Treatment Center, about 15 miles north of Boston, which gave Ms. McGowan six months of free treatment after being contacted by intermediaries. “You’re a spectacle. Everyone is watching.”

    Ms. McGowan had only seen snippets of the video on the news. But two months later, she watched the whole thing. She felt sick with regret.

    “I see it, and I’m like, I was a piece of freaking [expletive],” she said. “That was me in active use. It’s not who I am today.”

    But she also wondered: Why didn’t anyone help her daughter? She was furious that bystanders seemed to feel they had license to gawk and record instead of comforting her screaming child.

    She writes letters to her two teenage sons, who live with her former husband in New Hampshire. Her daughter, now 4, lives with the girl’s uncle. Ms. McGowan knows she will probably not regain custody, but hopes to develop a relationship with her and supplant the image embedded in her own mind of the sobbing girl in the pink pajamas.

    “I know if I do the right thing, I can be involved in her life,” Ms. McGowan said. “It’s going to be a long road for me. You don’t just get clean and your life is suddenly all put back together.”

    Still, the video lives on, popping up online almost constantly.

    Ms. McGowan is bracing herself for the day when her daughter sees it, when her daughter lashes out at her for it, when she throws it back in her mother’s face when Ms. McGowan tries to warn her not to use drugs.

    “That video is PTSD for my children,” she said. “The questions are going to come as my daughter gets older. And I have to be prepared for it. I did this. And it cost me my children.”

    #Opioides #Vidéos #Médias_sociaux #Addiction #Traitements


  • Alcohol Is Killing More People Per Year Than The Opioid Crisis, And Most Deaths Are Young Women
    https://www.newsweek.com/alcohol-killing-more-people-year-opioid-crisis-and-most-deaths-are-young-1

    lcohol is killing more adults in the U.S. than the opioid epidemic according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The opioid epidemic kills an average of 72,000 people per year, while alcohol kills 88,000. In those 88,000 deaths are 2.5 million years of potential life lost, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The surge of alcohol related deaths is new. In ten years, the number of deaths by alcohol have increased 35 percent according the new report shared by USA Today on Friday. The statistics are based on findings from 2007 to 2017.

    Most affected by the rising alcohol epidemic are young women. Among women, deaths rose 67 percent, while for men, the percentage rose only 27 percent.

    Women are more susceptible to alcohol-related risks because they typically weigh less than men, and can feel the effects of alcohol faster, according to the National Institute on Alcohol and Abuse and Alcoholism. The complications that most affect women who drink excessively are Liver Damage, Heart Disease, Breast Cancer and complications with pregnancy.

    #Addiction #Opioides #Alcool


  • Canada, cannabis et le problème des flux transfrontaliers de données personnelles dans un monde interconnecté
    https://linc.cnil.fr/fr/canada-cannabis-et-le-probleme-des-flux-transfrontaliers-de-donnees-person

    Récemment le Canada est devenu le deuxième pays au monde, et le premier pays du G7, à rendre le cannabis légal au niveau national. Depuis le 17 octobre 2018, un adulte au Canada peut, avec certaines limitations, acheter et consommer du cannabis et, sauf dans deux provinces, cultiver des quantités limitées à domicile pour sa consommation personnelle. La légalisation représente non seulement un changement majeur de la politique du droit pénal au Canada, mais elle a aussi des implications importantes (...)

    #[fr]Règlement_Général_sur_la_Protection_des_Données_(RGPD)[en]General_Data_Protection_Regulation_(GDPR)[nl]General_Data_Protection_Regulation_(GDPR) #addiction #BigData #CNIL #consommation (...)

    ##[fr]Règlement_Général_sur_la_Protection_des_Données__RGPD_[en]General_Data_Protection_Regulation__GDPR_[nl]General_Data_Protection_Regulation__GDPR_ ##surveillance



  • Grosse opération anti Snapchat cette semaine à l’école de mes enfants :

    Les enseignant·es sont de plus en plus inquiet·es par la "sur-utilisation" des smartphones et de certains réseaux sociaux (quelques dérapages en début d’année et de plus en plus de problèmes de violence, de harcèlement, etc.). Mais aussi et surtout, les enseignant·es remarquent que beaucoup de ces élèves s’enferment dans le "monde smartphone" et perdent le contact avec le réel immédiat, montre des signes d’addictions, de désocialisation, des résultats scolaires anormalement excécrables, etc...

    Ce matin, en discutant avec certain·es enseignant·es, ça ressemblait à un début de panique.

    « Es-tu dépendant·e de Snapchat ?

    Participe à la semaine sans Snapchat. Informations et inscription dans ta classe.

    Les avantages :

    – Tu peux être plus heureux·ses
    – Tu seras moins égocentrique
    – Tu pourras t’intéresser à beaucoup d’autres choses
    – Tu seras moins stressé·e
    – Tu dormiras mieux et tu seras plus créatif·ve
    – Tu pourras plus profiter [en live] de tes ami·es »

    #réseaux_sociaux #snapchat #addiction #écrans #tablettes #smatphones #enfants #enfances #marketing #consommation #manipulation


  • A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/style/phones-children-silicon-valley.html

    SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.

    A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones is O.K.

    “Doing no screen time is almost easier than doing a little,” said Kristin Stecher, a former social computing researcher married to a Facebook engineer. “If my kids do get it at all, they just want it more.”

    Among those is Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired and now the chief executive of a robotics and drone company. He is also the founder of GeekDad.com.

    “On the scale between candy and crack cocaine, it’s closer to crack cocaine,” Mr. Anderson said of screens.

    Technologists building these products and writers observing the tech revolution were naïve, he said.

    “We thought we could control it,” Mr. Anderson said. “And this is beyond our power to control. This is going straight to the pleasure centers of the developing brain. This is beyond our capacity as regular parents to understand.”

    He has five children and 12 tech rules. They include: no phones until the summer before high school, no screens in bedrooms, network-level content blocking, no social media until age 13, no iPads at all and screen time schedules enforced by Google Wifi that he controls from his phone. Bad behavior? The child goes offline for 24 hours.

    “I didn’t know what we were doing to their brains until I started to observe the symptoms and the consequences,” Mr. Anderson said.

    #Addiction #Education #Ecrans #Enfants



  • Lignes quotidiennes, par Akram Belkaïd
    http://akram-belkaid.blogspot.com

    Les réseaux sociaux ont apporté autre chose. Ils universalisent la polémique et les débats à deux sous. Toutes les algarades possibles bénéficient d’une immense caisse de résonnance. De la plus grave à la plus étrange, la plus inattendue. En quelques clics, on peut se battre contre tout le monde et se faire des ennemis dont on ne soupçonnait même pas l’existence quelques secondes avant qu’ils ne se manifestent sur votre écran. Il suffit d’émettre un jugement abrupt sur une question donnée et c’est la foire aux avis, aux emportements indignés, aux mises en causes frontales. C’est encore plus affirmé si, tel un parasite, on se greffe au compte d’une célébrité et que l’on y cherche la castagne. Il ne s’agit plus de réseaux sociaux mais d’arènes de désocialisation. Twitter et ses homologues facilitent (encouragent) des empoignades générales qui, par le passé, restaient circonscrites à des milieux plus ou moins hermétiques : un café du commerce, un lieu professionnel, un laboratoire de recherche universitaire, une amicale de retraités, etc. Maintenant, tout déborde, tout fuse.

    Il y a plus de dix ans, avec la montée en puissance d’internet, la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel avait benoîtement posé la question de la possibilité, pour les États, d’appuyer sur un bouton « off » et « d’arrêter » internet si nécessaire. Outre des ricanements et des commentaires bien sentis, l’affaire avait provoqué quelques indignations à propos de la défense de la liberté d’expression et de la lutte contre la censure. Aujourd’hui, on peut se demander s’il ne serait pas sain de décréter plusieurs journées mondiales du « sans réseaux ». Des pauses bienvenues pour certains afin que tout le monde se calme un peu, prenne le temps de faire autre chose que d’insulter son prochain ou encore de le « stalker » (verbe très à la mode en ce moment qui signifie harceler) ou enfin de l’épier en permanence, lui et ses contacts…

    #réseaux_sociaux #addiction #appauvrissement_intellectuel #twitter