1. Uk Lockdown: Have You Been Accessing Alcohol Addiction Treatment?
Lockdown has provoked widespread uncertainty and anxiety, with many people struggling with mental health and relationship problems. For those in treatment for alcohol problems, the restrictions have also meant a loss of access to their normal support networks. (theguardian.com)
2. Some People Are Easily Addicted To Drugs, But Others Are Not
Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, President Pann Ghill Suh) announced on May 26 that a joint research team, led by Prof. Joung-Hun Kim and Dr. Joo Han Lee at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Dr. Ja Wook Koo at the KBRI, and Prof. Eric Nestler at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discovered that dopamine D2 receptors (DRD2s) in cholinergic interneurons (ChINs) play a crucial role in cocaine addiction. (sciencedaily.com)
3. Pandemic Presents New Hurdles, And Hope, For People Struggling With Addiction
Before Philadelphia shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ed had a routine: most mornings he would head to a nearby McDonald’s to brush his teeth, wash his face, and — when he had the money — buy a cup of coffee. He would bounce between homeless shelters and try to get a shower. But since businesses closed and many shelters stopped taking new admissions, Ed has been mostly shut off from that routine. (khn.org)
4. Addiction Treatment Initiative Submits Signatures; Opponents Warn It’s Misleading
It’s an initiative that could put millions of dollars each year into addiction treatment resources and recovery advocates are working to get it on the November ballot. But opponents argue there’s a catch that could be misleading to voters. (katu.com)
5. Drug, Alcohol Addiction Overshadowed By Covid-19 Pandemic
Alcohol and drug addiction remain critical public health issues, yet the national problem has receded into the background amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a May 30 interview with CSPAN, Dr. Caleb Alexander, professor of epidemiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, discussed how the pandemic is affecting the addiction crisis. (wishtv.com)
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