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.  (

2. For Substance Abusers, Odds of Opioid Use Increase With Cannabis Use 

In U.S. adults with problem substance use who use nonmedical opioids, the odds of opioid use are increased on days when cannabis is used (

3. Alberta’s Grassroots Fight against Overdose Deaths

Overdoses are preventable, Luan emphasized in his public letter. “Everyone deserves to have the opportunity to recover from addiction.” (

4. Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize hard drugs like heroin and cocaine

Oregon became the first state to decriminalize hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, and meth in a 59-41% vote as of early Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. (

5. Drug Decriminalization Measure Would Radically Change Approach To Addiction

Oregonians voting on Measure 110 will decide if the state should decriminalize noncommercial possession of small amounts of drugs and radically change the state’s approach to curbing addiction. (

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