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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – May 3nd Week

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Weekly Roundup

1. Alcohol abuse on the rise in developing countries

Increasing alcohol consumption in low- and middle-income countries may result in missing global targets to reduce alcohol abuse, says a new study. Published this month (May) in The Lancet, the study pooled data from 189 countries to show that consumption had increased from 5.9 liters of pure alcohol per year per adult in 1990 to 6.5 liters in 2017 and is projected to increase further to 7.6 liters by 2030. [ Sci Dev Net ]

2. ‘I would be dead’: Recovering addict says rehab center saved his life

John Mellish stole to afford his habit and ruined his relationships with friends and family, and he’s working on repairing his life thanks to CHRC [ My Kawartha ]

3. Open Forum: What is an addiction?

With the nation’s drug problem attracting huge media attention and having spent 11 years addicted to opiates myself — now three years clean — I’ve increasingly come to consider what addiction is, exactly. [ San Fransico Chronicle ]

4. Experts Claim Cannabis Addiction Is Growing

Experts claim the number of people seeking help for cannabis addiction is growing. It comes as the Government is due to consider proposals to ease the laws around personal drug possession. Senior doctors yesterday raised concerns that Ireland was “sleepwalking” into legalizing cannabis due to misinformation and a one-sided debate on the issue. The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan this morning has denied “sleepwalking” the issue. [ Nova]

5. Eco-Friendly Yoga Freshness

We always love checking out products from new (at least, new-to-us!) brands that align with the values we hold dear — especially when the products in question are truly revolutionary. Recently, we’ve had the chance to give two products that check all the boxes a try: the ridgeback yoga mat and the FABSOUL Go With The Flow Yoga Leggings. Here’s what you should know about these innovative products — and, of course, what we thought about ’em! [ Fit Bottomed Girls ]

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