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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup 2021 – July 4th Week

1. Nixon Launched The War On Drugs 50 Years Ago. Who Won?

Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Today, it is questionable whether anyone won the war. (

2. Spike In Drug, Alcohol-Related Jail Deaths Puts Spotlight On Fallout From ‘War On Drugs’

Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in local jails, as experts call for rehabilitation instead of incarceration for people experiencing addiction. (

3. Lala Kent On Demi Lovato’s ‘California Sober’ Approach: ‘That’s Super Offensive’

Lovato opened up about being “California sober” earlier this year. (

4. Recovered Addict Hopes To Be Beacon Of Hope Amid Spike In Overdose Deaths

The sweet smile of Justin Woods’ six-year-old daughter, Kinsley, was the main driver for him to seek treatment for his addiction. Woods, who is now a program manager at Caritas in Richmond, has been sober for five years now. (

5. Program Teaches Substance Abuse Curriculum In Schools

Recently discussed county data shows overdoses continue to increase in the area; however, it is not only affecting the user, but it also affects their children. (

Last Update : July 22, 2021


Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

You can leave the rehab any time, no one will compel you to stay at the rehab. However, dedication and continued treatment are required to fight addiction and achieve a sober life.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

There are various stages of addictions. The initial stage is the functioning individual with the addiction. The most common scenario is they have a job and their relationships are intact, but their health is depleting slowly because of their dependence.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) are drugs that can reduce pain, cause numbness and/ or induce a state of unconsciousness. They have the tendency to cause tolerance and addiction

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