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7 Things That Happened in Addiction Recovery This Week

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1). Local addiction treatment center countering marijuana billboard

A local addiction treatment center is countering a billboard highlighting marijuana in Massachusetts, by putting up one of their own. Last month, Channel 3 showed you how a billboard by Weedmaps was creating quite a buzz along I-91. [EYEWITNESS NEWS]

2). Nicotine works inside cells to reinforce addiction: study

When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on the surface of neurons and producing feelings of happiness. But nicotine does not simply stay on the surface of cells—the drug actually permeates into neural cells and alters them from the inside out. [Medical Express]

3). Affidavit: Man who crashed at Koch residence battles mental illness, drug addiction

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) We’re learning more about the man who drove onto the property of businessman Chase Koch last month and rammed the patrol vehicle of a responding Wichita police officer. According to an arrest affidavit, on Jan. 15, Wichita police were called to the residence located at 2000 N. Greenwich for a suspicious vehicle that was trying to gain entrance to the property. The caller also said the driver of the vehicle had rammed a security vehicle after being denied access at the entry of the property. [KWCH12]

4). Alphabet’s Verily is building a high-tech rehab campus to combat opioid addiction

Verily, Alphabet’s life science division, is building a tech-focused rehab campus in Dayton, Ohio to combat the opioid crisis.Verily will join two health networks, Kettering Health Network and Premier Health, to create a nonprofit named OneFifteen. Alexandria Real Estate Equities will design and develop the campus, which will offer both inpatient and outpatient services.[CNBC News]

5). New Hope For New Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction

The surprising face of the opioid crisis is a group you wouldn’t think would be addicted. It’s new mothers and new research shows the epidemic can be especially deadly for them. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports about an innovative program to help moms get sober. Many people have an image of what an addict looks like, but as we’ve learned the opioid epidemic has spread to virtually every socioeconomic, racial and ethnic group in the nation. Effective addiction treatment is different for different groups. That’s especially true for new moms. [CBS New York]

6). The long walk: Friends on a journey to fight addiction, share message

Heroin addiction too often leads to a battle of life and death, and two friends on a journey down the East Coast know that battle well. Jessica Grieb and Mike Plante are walking from Maine to Key West, Florida. A 2,500-mile trip they said is both for themselves and for others who’ve struggled with addiction or who’ve lost a loved one to the disease. It’s called the East Coast Overdose Awareness Walk. Jessica and Mike said they want to draw attention to an epidemic that claims tens of thousands of lives each year. [South Strand News]

7). Wareham Addiction Center open on Feb. 20

The Wareham Fighting Addiction Coalition’s Addiction and Recovery Drop-In Center will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5-8 p.m. The Drop-In Center, which is located at The Church of the Good Shepherd Church Hall, 74 High St. is open every third Wednesday of the month. Resources related to addiction can be found at the Center, including recovery support groups and support groups for those whose loved ones have an addiction. [South Coast Today]

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Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

You can leave the rehab any time, no one will compel you to stay at the rehab. However, dedication and continued treatment are required to fight addiction and achieve a sober life.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

There are various stages of addictions. The initial stage is the functioning individual with the addiction. The most common scenario is they have a job and their relationships are intact, but their health is depleting slowly because of their dependence.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) are drugs that can reduce pain, cause numbness and/ or induce a state of unconsciousness. They have the tendency to cause tolerance and addiction

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