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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – May 1st Week

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Weekly Roundup

1. Fasting helps you lose weight, control addiction.

The fasting period helps people to ditch or control their addiction to food, alcohol, smoking or even pornography. Since the fasting demands self-restraint during the day and performance of rituals in the night, the person does not get time for other activities. [ Deccan Herald ]

2.Middle Age Depression and Substance Abuse on the Rise.

New research does not paint a pretty picture for some Generation X-ers as they enter middle age. Vanderbilt University investigators discovered that indicators of despair — depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse — are increasing among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups. [ Psych Central ]

3. Free youth substance abuse prevention program set for May 10.

The Grangeville Police Department will offer an informational program about youth substance abuse prevention Friday, May 10, 6 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Center. [  Idaho County Free Press ]

4. The trouble with new drugs.

When a drug is approved by the FDA, it may seem like it’s only a matter of time before some unexpected side effects are discovered. Perhaps it seems that way because it’s true! According to a study of all drugs approved between 2001 and 2010, the FDA announced alerts, warnings, or recalls on about one-third of them in the years after their approval. [ Health Harvard ]

5. Will Illinois Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana This Year?

One of the major marijuana adult-use legalization storylines of 2019 has been the battle to legalize cannabis in Illinois. While the debate has been ongoing for a couple of years, there are several reasons the prospects for adult-use legalization are better for Illinois this year. [ The Marijuana Times ]

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