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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – January 4th Week

1. Early life adversity and opioid addiction

Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to directly influence brain development and function, causing a higher potential for opioid addiction. (

2. Using Mindfulness to Curb Addiction

Mindfulness holds promise as a treatment for those struggling to curb their substance misuse, researchers say. (

3. Alcohol-Fueled Deaths Doubled in the US Over Past 20 Years

Death certificate data suggest that alcohol-related mortality increased in the United States between 1999 and 2017. (

4. The study identifies reasons for drinking in the UK serving and ex-serving military personnel

A study, led by the University of Liverpool and King’s College London, has identified the reasons why the UK serving and ex-serving military personnel drink, in research based on military personnel self-reporting stress. (

5. Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

The 4th Annual Recovery Capital Conference Advisory Committee is pleased to announce Abstract submission is open for 2020. (

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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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