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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – March 2nd Week

1. Evidence Lacking for Pharmacologic Therapy for Cannabis Use Disorder

HealthDay News — Evidence relating to pharmacological interventions for cannabis use disorder (CUD) is mainly insufficient and suggests that several drug classes are ineffective, according to a review published online March 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (

2. Drinking and the Damage Done

With alcohol taking an increasingly deadly toll in the u.S., A clinic in the midwest is working to treat both the physical and mental ailments that patients with drinking-related liver disease may be facing. (

3. Research finds high rates of trauma exposure, PTSD symptoms for those in drug court

Nearly 94% of defendants in Cuyahoga County drug courts have been exposed to trauma and many suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. (

4.The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

Excessive use of alcohol and drugs can lead to mental and physical health issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease.

Many of these conditions may improve after recovery, but some may linger and diminish the quality of life. (

5. I was homeless for a year – the solution is not more housing, it’s better mental health services

No one chooses to become homeless – to live on the streets, in hostels or temporary accommodation. These are not convenient options, they are last-ditch solutions that no one should have to face. Having a safe roof over your head should be a basic human right, not some commodity that only the lucky or privileged can buy. I should know – until very recently I myself was classed as homeless. (

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Last Update : March 12, 2020


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