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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 4 Week

1. Addicts in rehab next to get COVID-19 vaccine, Cuomo says  Recovering addicts in residential rehab facilities will be among those vaccinated against the coronavirus this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo obliquely revealed Monday. (nypost.com) 2. Holiday Fellowship Marathon comforts people recovering from addiction  Arlina Allen is a life-recovery coach and podcaster. She’s been sober for 26 years. …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 4 Week

1. COVID-19 and addiction recovery: Sobriety is still possible (FOX 9) – In a month where people count down the days to Christmas, Mark counts up the days of his sobriety. (fox9.com) 2. Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction? — Pain News Network  Previous research at BCCSU found that drug users initiating OAT …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 3 Week

1. RCA Opens Ninth Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility in Indianapolis Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is tackling Indiana’s growing opioid and alcohol addiction problem head-on with this week’s opening of a new comprehensive 112-bed treatment center in Indianapolis. (elkharttruth.com) 2. Duluth Police Departments accepts $899,055 grant for helping those heal from addiction Over the next …

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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) …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Dec 1 Week

1. Clinical Outcomes From COVID-19 Infections Poorer Among Patients With Substance Use Disorders Patients who had substance use disorders had worse clinical outcomes from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. (psychiatryadvisor.com) 2. Older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Nov 4 Week

1. Nurse practitioners play a key role in opioid addiction treatment in very rural areas  Giving nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe buprenorphine has brought that gold standard treatment for opioid addiction. (medicalxpress.com) 2. Patients With Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder Less Likely to Receive Treatment for Depression Patients with co-occurring depression and substance use disorders …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Nov 3 Week

1. Gillibrand wants funding for mental health, substance abuse issues in next COVID relief package – NNY360 The senator said in a prepared statement that she is calling for emergency funds for providers of mental health and addiction treatment services to maintain operations and ensure stability for the duration of the economic and public health …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Nov 2 Week

1. Calls to city 311 lines can predict opioid overdose hotspots Service requests to city non-emergency telephone lines can help identify “hotspots” for opioid use and overdoses, a study in Columbus found. (medicalxpress.com) 2. “Rotary 4 Recovery” Event Seeks to Break Stigma of Addiction The Bordentown Rotary Club will once again be holding a Rotary 4 …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Nov 1 Week

1. Addressing excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic Alcohol consumption is a common coping response to stress, and historically, it has increased in the United States following catastrophic events, such as terrorist attacks and large-scale natural disasters.  (medicalxpress.com) 2. For Substance Abusers, Odds of Opioid Use Increase With Cannabis Use  In U.S. adults with …

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Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Oct 3 Week

1. Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces insomnia symptoms among young drinkers More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it’s never been tested on young adults who are actively drinking. (sciencedaily.com) 2. 1 in 3 high school …

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