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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Feb 1 Week

1. Addiction Centers Work To Get Back To In-Person Treatment

Not only was 2020 hard on those struggling with addiction and substance abuse issues, but it was also challenging for those trying to help those Hoosiers in need of recovery. (

2. It’s Time To Retire The Word ‘addict’

As an ‘addict’ I was treated with suspicion. As a person with a substance abuse history’ my husband was treated as a person who deserved support. (

3. Long-Acting Injection Clinic Expands Into St. Charles County To Treat Drug And Alcohol Addiction

SSM Health St Joseph Hospital in Wentzville is seeing great success in treating chronic drug and alcohol addiction with an injectable medication called Vivitrol. (

4. Addiction In The Pandemic: An Interview With A Member Of Narcotics Anonymous

A long-time member of Narcotics Anonymous talks about how he and his peers have kept addiction recovery going despite the COVID pandemic. (

5. Letter To The Editor: Early Detection Key For Addiction

Having read the article “2020 brings an increase in Westmoreland overdose deaths” I would like to provide the following information. (

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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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