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Addiction Aide Weekly Roundup 01/07 to 01/12

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. U.S. Soldiers Plead Guilty to Cocaine-Smuggling Attempt.

U.S soldiers plead guilty to attempting to smuggle $1 million worth of cocaine from Colombia abroad military plane. Two American special forces soldiers have pled guilty to conspiring to transport $1 million worth of cocaine from Colombia to the United States aboard a military transport plane.  [NewsWeek]

2. Drug overdose deaths sky-rocketed among women.

Drug overdose deaths among women ages 30–64 in the United States increased by 260 percent. Prescription pill overdose rates are now rising more sharply in women. [Abc News]

3. Woman accidentally killed herself with painkillers.

A woman accidentally killed herself with a lethal overdose of painkillers after a 28-year addiction to opioids. [Mirror]

4. Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking.

Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking. A new study by Professor Jianfeng Feng, Professor Edmund Rolls from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Cheng from Fudan University, China, examined the neural mechanisms underlying two key types of substance use behavior, smoking, and drinking. [Medical Xpress]

5. Alaskans share recovery stories in new web video series

Alaskans share recovery stories in new web video series. Tiffany Hall, Executive Director for anti-alcohol misuse organization Recover Alaska, has noticed people are becoming more open about being in recovery from addiction than they used to be, and many are going on to assume important roles in communities. [Juneau Empire]

Last Update : August 18, 2021


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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