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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. (

2. As Manufacturing Jobs End, Opioid OD Deaths May Rise

There’s this sense of increasing despair among people — especially people who are working-class who have seen in the last several decades a lot of their economic opportunities wither away,” said lead researcher Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani. (

3. Medical cannabis products approved in Ireland

Ireland’s Medical Cannabis Access Programme has approved two new medical cannabis products. The products have been licensed for use with patients who have not responded to other forms of treatment and who have multiple sclerosis, nausea from chemotherapy or severe forms of epilepsy. (

4. Northwest Hospital becomes 2nd campus of UW Medical Center

On Jan. 1, 2020, Northwest Hospital will become “UW Medical Center – Northwest,” a second campus of the University of Washington Medical Center. (

5.Most-viewed UW Medicine Newsroom 2019 stories

The UW Medicine Newsroom stories that attracted the most views in 2019 run a gamut of topics. The top-dozen UW Medicine stories from 2019, based on the number of unique page views. (

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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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