Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Oct 1 Week

1. Too Much Alcohol Has Taken the Deadliest Toll in These States

Over a five-year period, an average of 261 Americans died per day from causes linked to excessive alcohol use, new federal data shows. (

2. Study shows the need for balance in post-surgery opioid prescribing guidelines

To address the opioid epidemic, surgeons have embraced guidelines to reduce the number of opioid pills they prescribe to patients after surgery, and the efforts have helped to significantly reduce the number of opioids in circulation. (

3. FYN Gene Linked to Heroin Use Disorder Treatment

The FYN gene, a member of the protein-tyrosine kinase oncogene family, maybe a therapeutic target for heroin use disorder according to a recent study published in Nature. (

4. New Laws Keep Pandemic-Weary California at Forefront of Health Policy Innovation

Though COVID-19 forced California leaders to scale back their ambitious health care agenda, they still managed to enact significant new laws intended to lower consumer health care spending and expand access to health coverage. (

5. Multimodal investigation of dopamine D2/D3 receptors, default mode network suppression, and cognitive control in cocaine-use disorder

Stimulant-use disorders have been associated with lower availability of dopamine type-2 receptors (D2R) and greater availability of type-3 receptors (D3R). Links between D2R levels, cognitive performance. (

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