AbledCoping-Father of Lockerbie Victim Counsels Against Revenge Mentality

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Jim Swire is the father of Flora, who was one of the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. The views expressed in this commentary are solely his.

Biography of Dr. Jim Swire from LockerbieTruth.com

Born within the walls of Windsor Castle and lived much of his early life in Bermuda and the Isle of Skye. After an education at Eton and Cambridge he took a degree in medicine at the University of Birmingham, later becoming a general practitioner in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. 

As the media frenzy slowly calmed, TV documentaries appeared from time to time, and a tall, white-haired country doctor became spokesman for the British relatives. Events moved seemingly inevitably towards the trial of two accused Libyans. Yet without his efforts and those of his close friends, notably Professor Robert Black QC of Edinburgh University, that trial might never have come to pass.

Jim Swire transformed those first months of mourning for the loss of a beloved daughter into a challenge to the leaders of three continents. Along the way this gentle man would attract a host of enemies and a galaxy of friends. He raised once again the problem faced by mankind since history began, that of the interplay between a nation’s government and the questioning mind.

He is among the most informed about the Lockerbie tragedy, having been intimately involved from the night of the bombing. He visited the United States, the United Nations, Germany, Libya and a number of Arab countries and key cities in the United Kingdom in his investigation of the event.

He continued to research the subject long after the media lost interest, studying each nuance of the words used by the prosecution and defence lawyers. Apart from those in the court itself, he is one of very few who have studied all the evidence presented at trial, totaling 12,000 pages of transcript.

He is among a growing number convinced that the full story of Lockerbie has not yet been revealed.

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Lockerbie Relative: Grieve MH17 Through Love, Not Revenge

 Special to CNN: By Dr. Jim Swire

 

The first question for many relatives of the victims of MH17, as for us after Lockerbie, will be whether their loved ones suffered.

Explosive decompression of an aircraft fuselage at 35,000 feet will cause almost instantaneous loss of consciousness. Explosive decompression is a terribly apt phrase.

If it turns out to be true that MH17 was hit by a Buk Soviet-era SA missile, their warheads contain about 140 times the explosive in the PA 103 bomb. It seems impossible therefore that anyone aboard could have remained aware to suffer in the aftermath.

The essence of the tragedy of MH17 is the suffering of the relatives. Some will need to view the bodies of those they lost. Surely they deserve security to say their last farewells. They should have that option. Bodies need to be treated with respect and precision of identification.

I believe that in the case of MH17 the United Nations should also oversee immediate sending of an international team of investigators, covered by force if necessary, to ensure that relatives’ needs, the bodies themselves and the evidence field are protected. It is already very late, but not too late. There has already been looting, abhorrent to relatives, there is something particularly unsavory about the thought of unauthorised interference with bodies, or indeed personal effects of the dead.

There will now be some uncertainty about the evidential material on site. Maybe the U.N. should in future have a standby arrangement for immediate deployment of such an international “sterilizing force.” Even in the case of Lockerbie, evidence emerged in court of improper interference with potentially evidential material on the crash site within Scotland.

In the UK we found that a relatives’ group predicated on the concept of allowing everyone to grieve in their own way, but always there to support its members, helped. The humanist, highly caring, relative co-ordinating our group cannot know how many of us she has helped through her dedication and skills.

One of the most difficult yet most rewarding aspects of Christ’s philosophy was to extend love to others even when they seem to be your enemy. We have witnessed the bitterness and personal destruction that can spring from rampant lust for revenge.

Lust for revenge is natural, but self-defeating, for the consequence of revenge is so often further revenge. Nor does it even bring peace of mind to the avenger. Of course we condemn the actions of perpetrators and would rightly have them punished for what they have done, but we don’t have to hate the perpetrators themselves. Imprisoned, they may emerge one day to do good.

The late Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu helped to create the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That concept can only work if truth precedes the attempts at reconciliation. Truth may become a fickle wraith for families to pursue through the labyrinth of International politics. It was Mandela too who publicly warned, long before the trial of those accused by the U.S. and UK of responsibility for Lockerbie, that: “No one country should be complainant, prosecutor and judge.”

The West ignored this warning.

It is perhaps significant that the Netherlands, which lost far more citizens in MH17 than any other country, finds herself already the home of the International Criminal Court.

Powerful governments have powerful means of controlling what we know and believe. International courts should be immune to that. Perversely it was the evidence produced at the Lockerbie trial in Zeist, Holland, which confirmed for some that Moammar Gaddafi’s Libya was responsible.

But for other close watchers, there were doubts there which have now greatly increased and led 25 UK Lockerbie relatives, together with members of the family of the one Libyan found guilty, recently to lodge a request for a third appeal against the Zeist verdict with Scotland’s Criminal Case Review Commission.

Nowadays we have a better route, through the International Criminal Court, and what those of us who are not MH17 relatives should do is to monitor and encourage all efforts to pass the whole known truth to the MH17 relatives and to discover and detain those responsible. It is no coincidence that Holland already hosts the ICC, for that nation’s record in support of international justice is outstanding.

MH17 relatives may also find help from the small UK charity Disaster Action. This cannot deal with so huge a tragedy directly but carries within it wisdom distilled from Lockerbie and other tragedies.

 

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Relatives Of Missing Passengers And Crew Try To Cope With Changing Theories

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH – 370 disappeared from radar screens on a scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

 

From that day on, life became a living hell for the families of the 239 passengers and crew members onboard what has since become a ‘ghost flight’.

 

In the days that followed, theories about what happened have ranged from a mechanical malfunction, or a sudden decompression of cabin pressure to a terrorist hijacking, or even pilot suicide. In the process, those 239 families have been on a roller-coaster ride of emotions from gut-wrenching grief to desperate longings of hope after they heard the hijacking theory . . . the sliver of hope that their loved ones might still be alive.

 

It’s a torturous limbo that is already starting to show cracks.  As these interviews from the South China Morning Post show, Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing flight are threatening to go on a hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of their loved ones:

Repressed emotions resulting in more stress for families

 

The anger and frustration among the families of the passengers and crew in Beijing have been growing, partly because the only people allowed to help the families are caregivers and buddhist volunteers brought in by the airline.

 

One psychologist, Paul Yin, who’s been allowed to work with family members tells the South China Morning Post“Every day their hope ends in despair. And many are suffering volatile emotions. It is important for them to have someone who understands what they have been through.”

 

Another volunteer psychologist, Sun Yuzhong, told the paper relatives who had approached him for help were faced with making rational decisions while coping with stress on several fronts, “They are forced to stay strong and rational because they still need to support the rest of the family. For them, there are two sources of stress, the incident itself and the fact they have to keep repressing their emotions.”

 

Auckland psychologist Nate Gaunt, a specialist in trauma, stress and anxiety, said, in an interview with The New Zealand Herald, compassion fatigue was also setting in, which would make it even more difficult for those directly linked to the flight to cope. 

 

Mr. Gaunt said when someone died their loved ones went through a grieving process, but that was not possible for the MH370 families as they did not know one way or the other what had happened.

 

“One of the pathways of grief is going towards the idea of acceptance. Considering the coming and going of information, and hope, and hope taken away, it is very difficult for people to get on with that process without feeling they were doing the right thing or the wrong thing,” he said last night.

 

He said those trying to get on with life could be racked with guilt and feel they were betraying their missing family member. “Compassion fatigue is also starting to set in. We all have a finite amount of empathy. The story is saturating the media and it’s becoming less and less shocking for us.”

 

The families of the missing would also be feeling trapped.

 

“It’s like being held in limbo and even in a way they are also hostages. They are not allowed to be free,” Mr Gaunt said. “People want to do the right thing … but there is no script for this, there is no right way of handling a situation like this.”

 

He said it is important to remember the human element – that the situation was more than just a missing plane.

 

“We really should remember the lost people and the impact that has.”

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‘Student Minds’ Says Young People With Eating Disorders Are ‘Falling Through The Gap’

 

In the UK, 1.6 million people are affected by an eating disorder, which generally develops in adolescence and early adulthood – around the time students move to higher or future education. Previous research has shown that students at university develop eating disorders at a higher rate than the general population.

 

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Because many people are reluctant to seek help, it’s hard to put specific numbers to the problem which is why Canada’s estimate for eating disorders ranges between 150 thousand to 600 thousand, while Australia’s is about 9% of the country’s population of 22.68 million people, which is just over 2 million.

 

Although recovery is possible, fewer than 50% of adults suffering from Anorexia Nervosa recover.

 

UK mental health charity Student Minds says their recent University Challenge research shows that students with eating disorders are missing up to five years of university, while many see their condition deteriorate further because they are being failed by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

 

According to Student Minds, current efforts by the NHS to support students are “limited”. Of the students surveyed, more than 70% of those who had spoken to their GP about their disorder were “concerned” about going to see their doctor. Worries included whether their GP would understand them and take their problems seriously and whether confidentiality would be respected.

 

Many patients in need of treatment are being pushed to the bottom of GP waiting lists after missing appointments due to exams or moving back home during the holidays. One student said the waiting period reinforced their belief that they were not sick enough to need help and made them feel they “wouldn’t ever be taken seriously, so there was no point in bothering”.

 

The problem is not unique to the UK. Last year, Canada’s CTV News did a report on the dramatic increase of eating disorders across the country as sufferers wait for treatment. The report found that patients who are referred to specialists and qualify for treatment often wait months on end due to a lack of resources, Wendy Preskow, founder and president of the NIED, told a Toronto press conference at the time.

 

Lakeridge Health, in Oshawa, Ont., expanded to meet the growing demand of people seeking help.

 

Fifteen months later, the clinic’s Eating Disorders Program can’t keep up with referrals — about 75 people are still on a waiting list. The clinic provides nutritional counseling, therapy and group programs.

 

Like other eating disorder centres, Lakeridge is seeing an increase in teen patients in particular. Last year they were treating 12, this year, 35.

 

Lakeridge’s Dr. Skevoulia Xinaris said in some cases, treating an eating disorder is also a battle against the clock.

 

“The concern that we have is that we’re dealing not just with a mental health issue, but with a physical health issue as well,” Xinaris said. “People die, and that’s what’s scary.”

 

The following video from NEDIC, the National Eating Disorders Information Centre in Canada explains who is affected by eating disorders:

CLICK HERE for a list of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week activities being run by across the UK by Student Minds.

 

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In the video below, as part of NEDAwareness week, The Child Mind Institute and NEDA team up to provide up-to-date information on eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders. From warning signs to finding the right treatment.

 

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The Sad Downward Spiral Following A Relapse And A Domestic Split

UPDATE: February 5: Police Make 4 Arrests in Hoffman Investigation

 

Three men and a woman have been arrested in New York City’s lower Manhattan area, and a search of three apartments found 350 bags of heroin.

 

The New York Times confirmed the suspects as Robert Vineberg, 57, who lives at 302 Mott Street in Apt. 38  where the majority of the bags of heroin were found was charged with drug possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Max Rosenblum, 22, and Juliana Luchkiw, 22, who live together in Apt. 27 at 302 Mott Street, were also each charged with drug possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.  And Thomas Cushman, 48, who was in Apt. 21, was charged with drug possession.

 

TMZ.com is reporting that police got a tip from a heroin addict who claims to have shared a deal with Philip Seymour Hoffman. The site also reports that sources have told them Vineberg, under his stage name – Robert Aaron – has played saxophone for Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse, Wyclef Jean, Tom Jones and David Bowie.

 

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Meanwhile, the New York Daily News is shedding some light on Hoffman’s final days, reporting Hoffman showed up in search of moral support at the 8:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Jan. 26 near his West Village apartment. Dressed in a heavy dark coat, dark jeans and boots, Hoffman was a familiar face at the storefront on Perry St. where he had been coming to meetings for 25 years. But he hadn’t been by in a while.“It’s good to see you,” another regular, 53-year-old Jose Torres of SoHo, recalled telling Hoffman.“He was doing fine at the moment. He didn’t look drunk or high or anything like that.”

While the world of cinema was shocked by the sudden news that acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning, February 2nd, with a syringe in his arm and dozens of bags of heroin and needles littering his West Village apartment, many reports have said his family and friends were not. Horribly saddened yes, but not surprised.

 

The Oscar® winning actor, once the darling of movie critics, had now become fodder for the tabloid press as Hoffman’s struggles with substance abuse and addiction became the top tending topic across social media and photos of his spiral downward splashed across media sites like a tidal wave. 

 

AbledCoping photo shows a screengrab of the Daily Mail online website showing headlines and photos related to the death of actor Philip Hoffman, including photos of him with his partner at an awards show, the actor sitting drunk and passed out on a flight, and a photo of him with his son at a basketball game. Accompanying text suggests he was thrown out of the family home after relapsing into drug use after a stint in rehab earlier in 2013.

 

Police are trying to locate surveillance camera recordings from an ATM machine in a nearby grocery store where witnesses have said they saw Hoffman withdrawing money and appearing to purchase drugs from two men who looked like bicycle couriers. The same witnesses say the actor looked pale, disheveled and sweaty.

 

Dr. Harris Stratyner, Clinical Regional Vice-President of Caron Treatment Centers, who did not treat Philip Seymour Hoffman, speaks about addiction to a number of media newscasts and programs, and says that the actor’s death reaffirms that substance abuse and addiction is a life-long disease. 

Reasons For The Dangerous Surge In Heroin Use

 

Fatal heroin overdoses in the United States rose from 1,879 annually in 2004 to 3,038 as of 2010 according to the latest data from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). And according to a UN study last November, opium poppy cultivation (the plant heroin is derived from) in Afghanistan is up by 36% and the resulting opium production rose by 49%.

 

We may be winning the war on terrorism but we’re losing the war on drugs. The map below from the UN’s World Drug Report 2012 shows the use of opioids – mainly heroin, morphine and non-medical use of prescription opioids – remains dangerously high.

 

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One of the alarming trends law enforcement officials have observed is the transition from prescription medications to heroin. A recent study found that 80% of people who tried heroin for the first time had previously been using prescribed meds. 

 

Price may also be a factor, especially in the face of a widespread crackdown on the abuse of painkillers such as OxyContin – it’s cheaper to buy heroin, but the problem with street heroin is that you don’t know what it’s being cut with. That ignorance has caused fatal results on the U.S. East Coast last year and again over the past few months because of heroin doses spiked with a cancer painkiller of last resort – a synthetic morphine called acetyl fentanyl.  It has been confirmed as the cause of death in 19 of 22 fatal overdoses in 13 days in Rhode Island, 22 deaths in Pennsylvania and 5 deaths on Long Island just last month.

 

Police officials have said, off-the-record, that samples of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment didn’t show any traces of the fentanyl. Investigators did find buprenorphine, a drug used to treat heroin addiction. 

 

Addiction specialists, in sudden favor with the 24 hour cable news factories, say Hoffman’s heroin use seems to follow an all-too-familiar pattern seen in other addicts with financial means who’ve built up a long-term tolerance to heroin and stockpile the drug because they can tolerate up to two bundles, or about 24 packets, per day, often needing to shoot-up every few hours to reach the same ‘high’.

 

Police found over 70 packets of heroin in Hoffman’s apartment and other drug paraphernalia along with a muscle relaxant and blood pressure medication. Some of the packets were stamped with the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Spades, the latter a brand not seen on the streets since 2008 in Brooklyn, suggesting Hoffman had, indeed, stockpiled it.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn’t Have to Die

 

That headline is the claim of Maia Szalavitz, author of Born For Love: Why Empathy Is Essential – and Endangered, and a neuroscience journalist for Time.comShe writes: 

 

Opioid drugs aren’t only killing celebrities— poisoning deaths, most of which are due to drugs, have actually overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., responsible for nearly 40,000 fatalities annually. But those numbers don’t need to be so high.

 

Although preventing opioid addiction is difficult, preventing deaths from it is far simpler. The majority can be avoided with simple measures — such as knowing the signs of overdose and keeping a nontoxic antidote available in first aid kits— that the U.S. has been slow to adopt.  The stigma of addiction and the lack of organized advocacy for affected people have been the biggest barriers to change.

 

Whether it’s a heroin addict who has relapsed, a toddler who gets into grandma’s oxycontin, a granddad who drinks and takes the wrong pills or a teenager who tries these drugs in a dangerously high dose, there are ways to prevent these individuals from becoming victims of an overdose.

 

1) Be an active witness

 

While people tend to imagine that overdoses primarily occur when drug users are alone, in fact, at least half of them happen in the presence of others. In England, for example, 80% of users who overdosed did so while with others and 54% had also witnessed others who had OD’d.  A study in New York similarly found that 57% of over 1,000 crack and heroin users had personally witnessed at least one overdose.  A Rhode Island study revealed that 35% of opioid users had overdosed at least once themselves and two-thirds had seen someone else do so.

 

While we don’t know whether anyone was with Hoffman when he injected the drugs that likely killed him, if he was not intentionally seeking suicide, it’s possible that someone might have been with him at some point during the one to three hours it typically takes for opioids to kill. And if his injection was witnessed and that person had known the signs of overdose, the actor would have had an excellent chance of surviving.

 

2) Know the signs: Don’t let them sleep it off

 

While it’s not clear whether Hoffman had company when he stopped breathing, he could only have been saved if those nearby had known the signs of overdose and intervened.

 

If someone has taken any kind of depressant drug— including alcohol, benzodiazepines like Xanax or Ativan or painkillers— and they seem to be breathing unusually slowly, letting them “sleep it off” could be fatal.  These drugs are far more likely to be lethal when taken together than when taken alone. In fact, most opioid overdoses actually include a combination of other drugs, including alcohol and anti-anxiety medications, that further depress breathing to dangerously low levels.

 

If someone has taken these drugs and starts “snoring funny,” or seems to have a bluish tinge to their skin and will not respond when you try to wake them, it’s a medical emergency. Call 911 and then start CPR with rescue breathing.  Although chest compressions can be used without rescue breathing for heart attack victims, this does not work in case of overdose— what kills them  is a lack of oxygen, so rescue breathing is imperative.

 

3) Know about naloxone

 

Although opioid overdoses typically take several hours to kill, once breathing has slowed past a certain point, it takes just seconds for the lack of oxygen to damage the brain irreversibly.  But there is an antidote that if used before this point — even when the opioids are mixed with other drugs— that can instantly reverse what excessive amounts of the drugs can do, typically reviving victims in seconds.

 

That drug is known as naloxone (Narcan). The government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently distributing an “Opioid Overdose Toolkit” [PDF] to encourage communities to learn about overdose symptoms and increase its availability.  If you have an addicted family member or know someone at risk for overdose, the kit provides information on how to get it.  Naloxone is nontoxic and cannot be abused— in fact, it causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms so there is little likelihood it would be misused, and even less chance it would encourage more drug use as an overdose “safety net.”

 

Read Maia’s full essay @Time.com

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Where can a person with no money and no insurance get treatment?

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What can be done for a family member who needs treatment but refuses to get it or leaves treatment before it is completed?

If person is 18 or over, he/she cannot be compelled to get treatment unless it is court-ordered, usually as part of a sentence.

 

What facilities accept court-ordered clients?

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Can you recommend a particular treatment program in my area?

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People access drug treatment in a variety of ways.

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Drug treatment in England has vastly improved in the past decade.

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