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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – May 1 Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Hand sanitizer may trigger relapse for those recovering from alcohol addiction

A pump of hand sanitizer might seem innocuous. But for those recovering from alcohol addiction-like Chris Gordon, it can be dangerous. (

2.The Scots doctor and her ‘cure’ for drug addiction

Scottish surgeon Dr. Meg Patterson thought she had a cure for drug addiction but the technique she pioneered in the mid-1970s was never taken seriously. However, interest in it is growing in the US.(

3.JC Seneca once struggled with addiction. Now he’s helping others break free

JC Seneca has a message for all those struggling with addiction during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Living in recovery carries many more blessings.“There are people out there who care about you and want to help,” said Seneca, who knows firsthand. “Reach out to somebody.” (

4. Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction

Four years ago, Adnan Asar,  the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. (

5. Shatterproof: Time is Now for Revisiting Proposed Addiction Treatment Bills

With concerns that a looming economic crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic could send rates of substance use disorder in the U.S. soaring in the coming months, national not-for-profit addiction treatment advocacy group Shatterproof is hoping that federal legislators will revisit a pair of bills that could expand access to medication-assisted treatment. (

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Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

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.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

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.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

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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