Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – Sep 5 Week

1. Wolf Administration to launch a drug addiction campaign

The campaign is ultimately aimed at helping Pennsylvania continue the fight against the opioid epidemic.[4:04 PM (abc27.com)

2. Low-level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact a child’s brain development

A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels are associated with subtle, yet significant behavioral and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression, and poor attention. (sciencedaily.com)

3. Myths about fentanyl spread more prolifically online than articles correcting them, study finds

fentanyl—falsely suggesting that people can overdose and die from simply touching the synthetic opioid—are shared and spread far more widely on social media than stories that attempt to correct such myths (medicalxpress.com)

4. Associations Found Between Parents, Children, and Certain Mood Disorders

Early depressive and behavioral disorders tended to be more frequent among children of parents with BPD.  (psychiatryadvisor.com)

5. Surge in opioid overdoses prompts Sudbury health officials to issue alert

Public Health Sudbury and Districts are asking the community to share important information to prevent opioid overdoses and save lives, including asking people to carry a naloxone kit and call 911 if an overdose is suspected. (cbc.ca)

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