Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 2 Week

1. Drug and alcohol rehab programs promise recovery through work — but deliver slave labor

The decision stated that even if workers did not consider themselves to be employees, “minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act” applied to all workers “engaged in the commercial activities of a religious foundation. (nbcnews.com)

2. Clackamas County finding success with drug diversion – Pamplin Media Group

Glen Suchanek is one of the case managers for Clackamas County’s LEAD team who has ensured the success of the program in helping divert houseless individuals from jail and into services that help them improve their lives. (pamplinmedia.com)

3. Two Epidemics: Rural NC Fights Substance Abuse, COVID-19 – Public News Service 

Rural North Carolina is battling two health epidemics – substance abuse and COVID-19 – as treatment centers navigate shutdowns and internet-access challenges to address addiction and mental health issues. (publicnewsservice.org)

4. Man in long-term recovery helps other people with substance use disorder find a second chance – KCTV Kansas City

A man from our area is helping people with substance abuse disorder find a second chance 13 years after he made the most of his. (kctv5.com)

5. State promoting mental health services during pandemic | National – East Oregonian

Curricula at both of Connecticut’s two schools of pharmacy, the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, require all student pharmacists to have immunization certifications. (eastoregonian.com)

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