Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – August 3 Week

1. Mountain State Senators Sending Big Money To ‘overdose Data To Action’ Helping Fight Drug Epidemic

West Virginia Senators, Shelley Moore Capito, and Joe Manchin have secured more than $7-million to fight the drug epidemic in the Mountain State. It will go to the “Overdose Data to Action” program through the DHHR. (wtf)

2. Pinnacle Treatment Centers Acquires HealthQwest in Georgia

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a leading provider of community-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment services offering a full continuum of care, has acquired HealthQwest in Georgia. (

3. Pandemic is Not Only Killing COVID-19 Patients But Those With Opioid and Drug Addiction

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in fatalities involving opioids and increased use of other drugs. According to reports by the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, drug overdoses increased 42% in May 2020. (

4. White House officials, Shore leaders talk drug crisis

President Donald Trump’s drug czar traveled to Easton on Monday, Aug. 17, to discuss the drug addiction crisis lawmakers say has “resurrected” on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during the coronavirus pandemic because of isolation and many other associated challenges. (

5. Kerry Katona Narrowly Avoided Death Three Times During Drug Addiction

The former Atomic Kitten singer has recalled how her cocaine abuse led to her having seizures, and she can vividly remember feeling a “huge surge of love” that brought her back to consciousness each time. (inside nova)

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