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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Sep 4 Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Emergency Room Experienced A Surge In Opioid Overdoses During A Pandemic

In a paper published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (

2. Investing In Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic companies are seeking FDA approval to develop drugs to treat mental disorders. (

3. Access To Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Dependent On Insurance Status

Pregnancy and insurance status were significant barriers to obtaining appointments for opioid use disorder treatment. (

4. Alcohol Consumption Is Soaring – Addiction Stigma Needs To Go

People living with this illness deserve empathy, access to treatment and support. The government should use the upcoming spending review to invest in addiction services (

5. College Students With Disabilities At Greater Risk For Substance Abuse

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study. (

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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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