Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Oct 2 Week

1. Jennersville Hospital Partners with Oxford Borough Police to Recognize National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – MyChesCo

“The Oxford Police Department has always taken a proactive stance to this opioid crisis,” said Corporal Scott Brown, Oxford Police Department. (

2. Substance Abuse Treatment Is Covered by More Companies as Employers Increase Mental Health Benefits to Combat the Stressors of COVID-19 – Odessa American 

In the wake of COVID-19, many more people with SUD have tapped into online meetings and teletherapy sessions, taking advantage of the privacy, convenience, and accessibility that online care offers. (

3. Virtual town hall meetings focus on mental health, disabilities, substance abuse – WITN 

According to the state health and human services office, the groups will host several virtual town hall meetings during October and November to listen to advocate’s and family members’ concerns and experiences about the state’s MH/DD/SAS services and system. (

4. Effects of low-level lead exposure and alcohol consumption

A new IU study examining the effects of low-level developmental lead exposure in mice could explain why some people dependent on alcohol return to using. (

5. Factors Impacting Coping-Related Alcohol Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

Having school-aged children, depression, and lower social connectedness predicted coping-related alcohol use during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. (

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