How Dawn Farm in Michigan helps people battle addiction
At age 21 he started abusing alcohol which eventually led to other substances fueling his addiction. “The selfish nature of the disease of addiction, it convinces you that it’s your problem and you can fix it,” he said. I may as well say yes.”LaFave said yes to Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. “Dawn Farm is a non profit based in Washtenaw County that provides treatment and recovery support services for people with substance abuse disorders and addiction,” said Anna Byberg, Dawn Farm clinical director. There is help available.”Dawn Farm residents, or “farmers” as they’re called, are drug tested twice a week and hold each other accountable as well.
Ann Arbor’s Workit Health raises $12 million in Series B funding round
Workit Health co-founders Robin McIntosh and Lisa McLaughlin. ANN ARBOR – Workit Health, a virtual provider of substance use disorder care, announced Tuesday it raised $12 million in its latest funding round led by FirstMark Capital. Workit Health serves individuals, employers and healthcare organizations with its evidence-based telemedicine addiction care. People at all stages of addiction recovery can access Workit’s nonjudgmental and personalized programs. “Robin and Lisa’s commitment to Workit Health’s success goes beyond what is typically described as mission-driven.
Justice Department: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown
WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a worldwide crackdown on opioid trafficking on the darknet, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. As part of the initiative, law enforcement officials seized over $6.5 million in cash and virtual currency, in addition to 500 kilograms of drugs, the Justice Department said. About 275 kilograms of drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and other opioids, had been seized in the U.S. The Justice Department said its investigation was ongoing and investigators were still working to identify other individuals behind darknet accounts. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said the takedown showed “there will be no safe haven for drug dealing in cyberspace.”More: National news
The emotional toll of addiction: Aunt of two heroin addicts opens up
CBS News is following Jason Amaral, a 30-year-old heroin addict, as he battles to get free of his addiction. In part three of "In the Shadow of Death: Jason's Journey," DeMarco Morgan shows how deeply addiction can tear apart a family.cbsnews.com