Morning Roundup: June 4, 2019

By The Fix staff 06/04/19

Parents in recovery celebrate reuniting with their children, inside the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, Mama June's family stages intervention.

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'Become My Mom Again': What It's Like to Grow Up Amid the Opioid Crisis [NY Times]
'Call them Generation O: the children whose families are trapped in a relentless grip of addiction, rehab and prison.' Kids affected by the opioid crisis are being left to parent themselves as their families are incapacitated by drug abuse.

Inside the Pretty Sober, Extra Bro-y Cannabis World Congress [Daily Beast]
At the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, venture capitalists gathered to scope out money-making opportunities.

Next Nashville Storytellers Will Focus on the Terror of Addiction and the Hope of Recovery [Tennessean]
A local man, and others, who transformed their substance abuse to recovery are featured in the next Nashville Storytellers event. Nashville Storytellers gives a platform for local people to get on stage and tell their story. 

The Maine Millennial: A Year Into Sobriety, I Have a Team to Thank [Portland Press Herald]
"I have spun once around the sun without alcohol once passing my lips." A reflection on columnist Victoria Hugo-Vidal's year, and the important role that her support system played in her sobriety.

These Tiny Desk Contestants Extend Compassion to 'Honor This Heartbreak' of Addiction [NPR]
Despite losing out to winner Quinn Christopherson of NPR's annual Tiny Desk Contest, other artists also gave memorable performances—including Amanda Gustafson's performance of "If You Get Lost," a song born out of the "experience of loving an addict."

New Indiana Laws Will Make Accessing Substance Addiction Treatment Easier [Eagle Country]
A new law in Indiana will make it easier to establish more comprehensive treatment facilities in the state. Another law is hoping to unburden mental health and drug counselors of cumbersome oversight.  

Mama June's Family Staged Intervention Before Drug Possession Arrest [People]
On a recent episode of Mama June's reality show, her family staged an intervention, including her daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. "I would love to come home and stay with you, tell you about my day, but I can't do that because I'm scared."

'Drugs, That's Why Everybody's Here': Parents Celebrate Reunification with Children [AZ Central]
Parents gathered to celebrate regaining custody of their children, once separated by the court system, at the sixth annual Family Reunification Day. "Drugs—that's why everybody's here. Because we were all addicts at one point in time."

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