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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – September 2 Week

1. New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies: Cybersecurity Investments Needed to Protect Healthcare Industry, Patients While the healthcare industry is expected to spend $65 billion from 2017 to 2021 on cybersecurity products, many hospitals will continue to be at risk of cyberattacks, which will cause damages that could cost as much as …

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. (okcfox.com) 2. Many Addiction Treatment Programs Discourage Opioid …

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 …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Aug 1 Week

1. Lucius Malfoy actor Jason Isaacs opened up about overcoming his ‘decades-long love affair with drugs’ Lucius Malfoy actor Jason Isaacs opened up about overcoming what he dubbed his “decades-long love affair with drugs” in a new interview with the street newspaper The Big Issue. (news yahoo) 2. Oregon Could Become The First State To …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 5 Week

1. PTSD Therapy Doesn’t Trigger Drug Relapse in Addiction Patients (HealthDay News) — Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn’t appear to increase addiction treatment patients’ risk of relapse, a small new study says. (https://www.usnews.com) 2. Alberta announces $10M for addiction recovery communities in Lethbridge County, Blood Tribe First Nation The government of Alberta …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 3 Week

1. Increased Alcohol Consumption In Mice Lacking Sodium Bicarbonate Transporter Nbce1 The previous reports on an addiction vulnerability marker in the human SLC4A7 gene encoding the Na/HCO3 transporter NBCn1 suggest that this pH-regulating protein may affect alcohol-related behavior and response. (nature.com) 2. Coronavirus And Drug Addiction Are Both A Public Health Crisis – But Only …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 1 Week

1. Kicking The Habit: The Opioid Crisis And America’s Addiction To Prohibition There is no single cause of America’s opioid crisis, but overprescription of opioids has undoubtedly contributed. The federal government has responded predictably, criminally prosecuting doctors who prescribe opioids to the drug dependent. ( cato.org ) 2. Exchanging Cos For Clinicians, Mass. Makes Changes …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 4 Week

1. Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s American Activism Is Already Underway Today, they stopped by Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of the formerly incarcerated in Los Angeles. In addition to services like legal assistance, addiction recovery support, and job support, they also offer employment opportunities through their own social enterprises, …

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 3 Week

1. Ex-alcoholic Who Nearly Died Fears Lockdown Is Making People Turn To Drink  A Burton woman who beat her addiction to alcohol and now helps others turn their lives around fears the pandemic could trigger a rise in people turning to drink. (derbytelegraph.co.uk) 2. How To Cope With Mental Health Concerns Related To Covid-19 The …