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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Oct 3 Week

1. Why Talking About Drug And Alcohol Addiction Is Crucial During The Pandemic

Drug and alcohol-related overdoses have been on the rise since the onset of the pandemic. Addiction specialist Dr. Kevin Gilliland joins LX News to explain why talking about addiction is so important to help understand the root of the problem. (

2. How People Deal With Addiction To Social Media

After watching the documentary, some of them chose to turn off as many app notifications as possible because they didn’t want their phones controlling their lives.(

3. Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed In The Presidential Race

President Trump touches a photo of Adam Moser, who died from an apparent fentanyl overdose.(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press) (

4. If The Affordable Care Act Falls, People Battling Drug Addiction Will Be Hit Especially Hard, Experts Say

Yet while the political discourse has focused on the ACA’s popular coverage protections for pre-existing conditions and health insurance in general, the loss of the ACA with nothing to replace it would have far-reaching consequences across the health care ecosystem. (

5. Ag Joins Suit Alleging Fraud By Addiction Treatment Company

A whistleblower initially brought a case against Dr. Amanda L. Wilson and CleanSlate, a network of addiction treatment offices, in 2017. (

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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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