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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – May 4 Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Inside Roy Halladay’s Struggle With Pain, Addiction

Steve Trax was in his office in Reston, Virginia, not far from Dulles International Airport when the phone rang. It was mid-October 2013, around 11 a.m. The caller was Brandy Halladay, and she sounded distraught.

“He needs help. He knows it. I know it,” Trax remembers Brandy telling him.

He was Roy Halladay. (

2. Even With Private Insurance, Black Overdose Patients Are Half As Likely As Whites To Get Addiction Treatment, Penn Study Finds

Opioid overdose patients with private insurance are rarely connected to addiction treatment after visiting the emergency department, a new national study from the University of Pennsylvania has found.

And the problem is particularly severe among black and Hispanic patients, more evidence of deep racial disparities in health care generally and addiction treatment in particular. (

3. Today’s High Potency Weed Raises Risk Of Anxiety And Addiction, Study Says

If you’re thinking of returning to the weed of your youth to ease the strain of the pandemic, you will soon discover a potent truth — today’s weed is nothing like yesterday’s. Just 20 years ago levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound in cannabis known as THC that makes you high, was between 2% and 4% in most marijuana. By 2013, common strains contained 25% THC, with some testing as high as 37%.(

4. Meeting Makers Club An Online Recovering Addiction Platform

Antonio Sanders is working to provide this new resource for the addiction community to hold meetings virtually since many are not able to meet in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanders, who’s in his 10th year of sobriety, says the meetings were critical in helping him become sober. (

5. Addict Ii Athlete’ Aims To Erase Labels Through Athletics, Service

Their friends and loved ones can join the team, too.

“This problem is so widespread that everyone has at least one person in their family that struggles,” said Blu Robinson, founder, and head coach. (

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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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