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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup 2021 – June 3rd Week

1. Addiction Is Not About Race’ Should It Be About Prison?

How much of a deterrent is a prison when it comes to drug addiction? The body wants what the body wants when it wants drugs. It doesn’t matter what your race is or your income level or position in society. (

2. State Public Health Officials Award $8.2 Million For Addiction Treatment Housing

The program will assist adults, families, and youths in treatment and recovery by providing stable housing services to achieve self-sufficiency. (

3. Opinion: California Prisons Must Provide Inmates Addiction Treatment

Abuse by some is not justification for denying others their constitutional rights to life saving medication. (

4. Problem Gambling: Why Do Some People Become Addicted?

Gambling addictions are no laughing matter and can become severe and debilitating. Many biases surround the online betting world and gambling addictions. Still, it is essential to remember that not everyone becomes addicted to betting. It can become … (

5. Fighting Addiction Through Faith At Heart For The City

Overcoming drug addiction takes a team approach, and fortunately here in Laredo, there are organizations and resources that can help. (


Last Update : June 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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