1. Study indicates vaporized cannabis creates drug-seeking behavior
Rats with regular access to cannabis seek more of the substance and tend to show increased drug-seeking behavior when cannabis is
2. Ben Affleck opens up about sobriety and alcoholism: ‘I don’t want my children to pay for my sins’.
Ben Affleck opened up 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. (independent.co.uk)
3.COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at risk of mental health problems
A new study has examined the mental health of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients. The research looked at symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. (ccsa.ca)
4.’Sober bar’ closes permanently after giving ‘a lot of hope’ to those in recovery
A safe, sober space in Windsor, Ont. for those battling addiction has closed for good over financial pressures to keep the coffee shop afloat. (cbc.ca)
5.Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful
For someone struggling with addiction, fellowship is a big part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became the norm, this process has become more challenging. (globalnews.ca)
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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.
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.
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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