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Month: January 2020

Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – January 4th Week

1. Early life adversity and opioid addiction Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to directly influence brain development and function, causing a higher potential for opioid […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – January 3rd Week

1.How Philly plans to combat the nation’s worst big-city opioid crisis in 2020 Philadelphia is home to the worst urban opioid crisis in America. More than 3,000 people have died of drug overdoses here in the last three years, and the city health department estimates that tens of thousands of Philadelphians are addicted to opioids. […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – January 2nd Week

1. Alcohol-related deaths have increased in the United States An analysis of death certificates suggests that the number of alcohol-related deaths has doubled in the United States between 1999-2017.(medicalxpress.com) 2.Marijuana Use for Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Legal Permissiveness HealthDay News — Cannabis use among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is more likely where cannabis laws […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – January 1st Week

1.Vaping, Opioids and ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Top Health Stories of 2019 Perhaps no health issue dominated headlines this past year as much as the surge in vaping rates — and new, severe illnesses related to the nicotine-driven habit. (usnews.com) 2. As Manufacturing Jobs End, Opioid OD Deaths May Rise There’s this sense of increasing despair among people […]

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