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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – February 3rd Week

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1. One in four opioid ODs involves kids and teens

(HealthDay)—More than a quarter of all opioid overdoses in the United States involve teenagers, and a full fifth of those cases were likely suicide attempts, new research shows. (

2. How Does Shift Work Influence Sleep and Mental Health?

For the vast number of workers who engage in shift work, catching up on missed sleep can be a difficult task. Nearly 20% of workers globally and around 27% of the American workforce conduct their schedules around shift work, which occurs outside of the standard 8-hour workday. (

3.Online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to improve lingering depression

A team of researchers has found that online MBCT can improve a range of lingering depressive symptoms in people who have already received treatment for depression. (

4. Don’t Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn’t enough, one lung health expert says.

“Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit,” said Dr. Danish Ahmad, a pulmonologist with Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (

5. Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients’ Painkillers: Study

In another sign of just how bad the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has become, a new study finds family members often steal painkillers from dying relatives in hospice care. In a survey of 371 hospices, 31% reported at least one case in which drugs were taken from a patient in the past 90 days. The thieves were most often relatives. (

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