Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – August 4 Week

1. Coronavirus Pandemic Taking Toll On People Struggling With Addiction

Weathering a new storm, addicts in recovery now face depression, anxiety, and isolation during the pandemic. It’s been three years since Geoff Patterson’s last brush with drugs, but his battle with addiction dates back nearly two decades. (

2. Many Addiction Treatment Programs Discourage Opioid Agonist Treatment

Findings of a survey of residential programs for opioid use disorder indicate 29% of programs offer opioid agonist treatment but 21% actively discouraged such treatment. (

3. N.H. Mental Health Experts Say More People Are Struggling With Addiction During Pandemic

Some recovery groups in New Hampshire say there are more people struggling with addiction now than before the pandemic. In a Zoom conference call on Tuesday hosted by U.S Rep. Annie Kuster, mental health counselors said isolation is making it difficult for people to seek help. (

4. Oregon’s Measure 110, Decriminalization And Addiction Treatment Initiative, Shows Indifference Amongst Backers

The initiative, backed by New York-based Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), towards ending jail time and criminal convictions for low-level drug possessions, has raised some flags towards its treatment and recovery intention. (

5. Brainsway Receives Fda Clearance For Smoking Addiction In Adults

“This FDA clearance represents a significant milestone for BrainsWay and our Deep TMS platform technology,” stated Christopher von Jako, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of BrainsWay. (

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