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Reaching Tenth “Sober Birthday,” Colin Farrell Is Becoming a Tour De Force
What's your favorite scene from the 2005 reboot of Miami Vice? Do you have it in your mind? That puts you one step ahead of star Colin Farrell, who maintains to this day that he doesn't remember filming the movie...
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Addiction is a Disease
Addiction is a devastating, frightening, and confusing disease for anyone to experience. Join us to learn about the complex disease of addiction and how physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions all play a role in substance abuse disorders.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments available at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A to follow.

TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services
Trinity Episcopal Church
1108 N. Adams Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Please RSVP by June 14th to TRIAD at 302-655-1153
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Bono and Zuckerberg Join the Fight Against Addiction.
Bono Joins Investors Backing Tech Firm EverFi That Tackles Alcohol Abuse and Addiction.
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Thank You For Facing Addiction, Mark Zuckerberg. Now, Let's Get To Work.
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Let's Chat... About Suicide.
Join us for a Live Twitter Chat -on-
Suicide Prevention and Postvention in the Legal Profession
Log into Twitter on
June 27, 2017 from 1 to 2pm ET
and use hashtag
#LawyerSuicideAwareness

Join the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (@ABACoLAP) in a live Q&A Twitter conversation about the disproportionately high rate of suicides in the legal profession, symptoms or behaviors that might indicate a person may be considering attempting suicide, and how to get help or refer someone to help or treatment when a crisis occurs.

With guests, Kate Bender of the Dave Nee Foundation (@NeeFoundation) and Yvette Hourigan of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (@KYLAPtweets).
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How a Bout of Depression Led to Dwayne Johnson's Career-Defining Moment
After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents' small apartment, battling depression.
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New Video on Medication-Assisted Treatment
The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a new two-minute video on how medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help people manage their opioid use disorder and help curb this pressing public health problem. The video dispels common misperceptions about the medications used in MAT, helps policymakers and health care providers understand that effective treatment exists, and emphasizes the fact that more people need access to this lifesaving therapy.
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MEMBERS OF THE DSBA HAVE A NEW SERVICE
We understand that many of our members are burdened with student loan debt. We have partnered with SoFi, the largest provider of student loan refinancing, who may be able to reduce the cost of that debt, saving the average borrower $22K*. SoFi refinances federal and/or private student loans as well as Parent PLUS loans at competitively low rates. Through our partnership with SoFi, members, friends and family receive a $300 welcome bonus** when they apply through SoFi.com/DSBA.

Register for a webinar to learn more about this membership benefit onWednesday, March 1 at 3:30pm ET by clicking HERE.

Benefits include:
- Bonus: $300 welcome bonus** for members, friends and family members who refinance through SoFi.com/DSBA.
- Savings: SoFi's attorney borrowers save $22K* on average over the life of their loans or $431* a month when they refinance.
- Rates: Variable rates as low as 2.35% APR and fixed rates as low as 3.38% APR (with Autopay).***
- Simplicity: Consolidate all student loans into a single loan with one monthly payment.
- Perks: SoFi offers career counseling, unemployment protection, a referral program, and more.
- No fees: No application fees, no origination fees, no prepayment penalties.

If you have questions about refinancing your student loans with SoFi, please visit SoFi.com/DSBA or call SoFi directly at 855-456-7634 - make sure to tell them you are a DSBA member!

* See SoFi.com/disclaimer1, notes 1 & 4 for member lifetime savings and attorney monthly savings calculation notes.
** Payment will be issued electronically once you become a SoFi borrower; you have submitted a completed application with documents and your loan has been disbursed. Offer good for new customers only.
***Terms and conditions apply. SoFi reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. SoFi loans are private loans and SoFi does not offer the same flexible repayment terms that are features of federal student loans. Eligible borrowers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet SoFi's underwriting requirements. SoFi loans not offered to residents of Nevada. Other state restrictions may apply. SoFi loans are originated by SoFi Lending Corp (dba SoFi) California Finance Lender #6054612. NMLS #1121636.
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ABA Approves Changes to CLE Model Rule
On Monday, the ABA House of Delegates approved a Resolution amending the ABA Model Rule for Minimum Continuing Legal Education which includes a requirement for lawyers to receive at least one hour of mental health or substance use disorder programming every three years. It also calls for one hour of diversity and inclusion programming every three years. The Resolution was sponsored by the ABA's Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and Law Practice Division.
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"Listen" TV Special Now Available Online
Two months ago, at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, Facing Addiction co-hosted with the U.S. Surgeon General's office the premiere and launch of the history-making Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

Twenty-four hours later, Viacom aired a 30-minute, commercial-free special featuring U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and celebrity talent on 11 of Viacom's networks, including BET, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, Spike, TV Land, and VH1.

We're thrilled to let you know that the special, called Listen: Facing Addiction in America, is now available on our Facebook page.


Now you can listen as Dr. Drew Pinsky and MTV News senior correspondent Ana Marie Cox talk with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Walsh, award-winning R&B artist Mario, Detroit rapper Royce Da 5'9", comedian Gary Owen, actor Danny Trejo, professional skateboarder Brandon Novak, bar consultant and Spike TV personality Jon Taffer, activist and Logo TV alum Brandon Kneefel, and U.S. Army veteran and author Shilo Harris.

"Addiction has touched the lives of a large majority of our fans, as it has tens of millions of Americans. We're proud to be working with Facing Addiction and the Surgeon General to break down the barriers of shame and stigma associated with this illness and to spread the message that recovery is possible for everyone," said Ali Jannello Tuck, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Viacom.

"Viacom isn't afraid to tackle tough social issues and in the face of this crisis, we urge people to listen, to inform themselves, and to act with compassion to help save lives."

To see Listen: Facing Addiction in America, click here.
New Rule Improves the Exchange of Medical Information...
January 20, 2017

New Rule Improves the Exchange of Medical Information in Ways that Protect the Privacy of People Receiving Substance Use Treatment

SAMHSA (01/13) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders.

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Impairment in the Law Firm: Ethical Duties of Partners and Supervisory Lawyers
In a December 2016 advisory opinion, the Supreme Court of Virginia examined..."the ethical obligations of a partner or supervisory lawyer who reasonably believes another lawyer in the firm may be suffering from a significant impairment that poses a risk to clients or the general public." Distinct from reporting obligations when an impaired lawyer has already engaged in misconduct, this opinion addresses the obligation to take precautionary measures before misconduct occurs.

Relying on ABA Formal Opinion 03-429 (2003), the Court concluded that the state's Rules of Professional Conduct require partners or supervisory lawyers in law firms to make reasonable efforts to ensure that an impaired lawyer in the firm, or under their supervision, does not violate the Rules, and further, that they take reasonable steps to prevent such violations by the impaired lawyer.
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