Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 3rd Week

With new laws and rule changes, some see hope in the addiction battle

By summer’s end, every New Jersey resident will be legally permitted to purchase the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription. And they can then administer it to anyone they believe is suffering from a drug overdose, or share it with others to use on themselves or another individual struggling with addiction. (

Addict in recovery wonders about disclosure

I am a recovering addict. I have been clean for more than 20 years. I was in a mentally and physically abusive relationship with my first husband (the father of my children), and he has since passed away. (

Recovering addicts weigh in on NY opioid settlement money

Johnson & Johnson has settled with New York state for $230 million after being sued by the state for its alleged role in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Recovering addicts are weighing in on what should be done with the money. (

Here’s how drug dependence leads to negative mental health outcomes

The current study found several factors that were associated with excellent mental health among those in remission from drug dependence, including older age and social support. (

More Americans are receiving addiction treatment, but gaps persist

Substantially more people in the U.S. with opioid use disorder are receiving evidence-based treatment for the disease, but there are still considerable gaps in care along racial lines, according to the largest analysis to date of opioid use disorder among Medicaid recipients. (

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