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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – November 4th Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup
  1. Weed: Can it kill you?

While marijuana may have both short and long term adverse side effects, there is limited research as to whether using it can cause death. (


  1. Calls Increase to Poison Control For Psychoactive

 Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects — including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms, and nutmeg — triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades. (


  1. Fewer Americans Now Struggle With ‘Problem’ Pot Use

There are fewer problems “potheads” today than before the wave of marijuana legalization that’s swept the United States, a new analysis of federal survey data shows. (


  1. Opioid overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicide driving lower life expectancy in the US

Although life expectancy in the U.S. increased by almost 10 years between 1959 and 2016, to 78.9 years from 69.9 years, that progress began to slow down in the 1980s and plateaued in. (


  1. Former “Shark Tank” Contestant Arrested For Drug Possession Totaling $80K

A former “Shark Tank” contestant has been busted by the police for a multitude of drug charges. (Fox News)

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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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