Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 2nd Week

New laws strengthen addiction recovery support

Two important state bills drafted to help support those recovering from substance abuse issues and their families received unanimous endorsement in the state House and Senate and have been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. (dailyitem.com)

Opioid addiction treatment apps found sharing sensitive data with third parties

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reduce transmission in the U.S, telehealth services and apps offering opioid addiction treatment have surged in popularity.This rise of app-based services comes as addiction treatment facilities face budget cuts and closures, which has seen both investor and government interest turn to telehealth as a tool to combat the growing addiction crisis. (techcrunch.com)

Addiction recovery involves other loved ones as well

MANSFIELD — Social media is full of posts about celebrities going to luxurious rehab spas where beautiful surroundings, delicious food, and adventure therapy help them recover from addiction. If this is what it takes to recover, what about those of us who can’t afford to leave town for a month and pay tens of thousands of dollars – sometimes hundreds of thousands – a month? (richlandsource.com)

Parity Law Aims To Equalize Mental Health And Addiction Coverage With Physical Care

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder benefits from imposing less favorable limitations on those benefits than on medical/surgical benefits. (gpb.org)

Windsor graduate finds hope after RE/ACT addiction and trauma recovery program

You’re always going to have trauma, it happened to you. It’s what you do with that is sometimes you need help,” says Copeland.RE/ACT stands for recovery education for addictions and complex trauma. The program aims to address the root of addiction problems.“It’s a whole new way of understanding addiction which is leading to understanding treatment of addiction,” says Fletcher. (windsor.ctvnews.ca)

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