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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – February 4th Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new (

2. Opioid Overprescribing Observed Among Patients With Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Patients with serious mental illness are significantly more likely than their peers to receive chronic opioid medications, even after adjusting for medical comorbidities and chronic pain diagnoses, according to data published in BMC Psychiatry. (

3. Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6 Billion Deal to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

The company sold more opioids in the U.S. than any other manufacturer during the height of the addiction crisis, prosecutors have said. (

4. A Nazi drug’s US resurgence: How meth is making a disturbing reappearance

There’s widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but the use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising. (

5. Moral Distress of Physicians Who Care for Older Adults

Researchers report that about four of 10 doctors caring for older adult patients who require a surrogate decision-maker experienced moral (


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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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