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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – March 2 Week

1. Georgia Spa Shooting Suspect, Charged With 8 Counts Of Murder, Attended Rehab For Sex Addiction

Two sources told USA TODAY that Robert Aaron Long, the suspect in Tuesday’s deadly Georgia spa shootings, was previously in rehab for sex addiction. (usatoday.com)

2. ‘Sex Addiction’ Cited As Spurring Spa Shooting, But Most Killed Were Of Asian Descent

Georgia authorities say the suspect in Tuesday’s Atlanta spa shootings claimed a ‘sex addiction’ and that he wasn’t racially motivated, though six of the eight killed were women of Asian descent.  (npr.org)

3. Sexual Addiction May Have Motivated Atlanta Spa Shooter, Investigators Say

The suspect in a series of shootings Tuesday that left eight people dead, six of them Asian women, at Atlanta area Asian spas indicated to authorities he had issues with “sex addiction,” according to investigators.  (voanews.com)

4. Bourne Group Offers Addiction-Fighting Resource Bags Filled With Supplies

Members of the support group Bourne Substance Free Coalition agree that the COVID-19 crisis has had a negative impact on their efforts at fighting addiction over the past year, but (capenews.net)

5. WVU Addresses Addiction Crisis With Novel Ultrasound Treatment

On the heels of the country’s deadliest year for drug overdoses, the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute launched a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use (register-herald.com)

Last Update : March 18, 2021

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