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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – March 3rd Week

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1. The student-led study identifies the link between IBD and substance use disorder

A new study published last month in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases has found that one in six persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience a substance use disorder in their lifetime. (

2. Gabapentin Seems Efficacious for Alcohol Use Disorder

HealthDay News — Gabapentin appears to be efficacious for the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD), especially among those with high alcohol withdrawal, according to a study published online March 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine. (

3. Social distancing a challenge for people recovering from addictions says Windsor man

Social distancing may be a good strategy to avoid the spread of COVID-19, but it could have a negative effect on a small but vulnerable population — people who are recovering from addictions. (

4. Ben Affleck opens up about sobriety and alcoholism: ‘I don’t want my children to pay for my sins’

Ben Affleck opened up about his experience with sobriety and alcoholism in a new TV interview on Thursday.

The actor, who portrays an alcoholic basketball coach in his new film The Way Back, sat down with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America to talk about the role as well as his personal life. (

5.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. (

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Last Update : March 19, 2020


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