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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – February 2nd Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1.Low-Barrier Interim Buprenorphine Treatment Effective in Emerging Adults

Although emerging adults reported a higher prevalence of intravenous drug use and more severe employment, legal, and psychiatric problems at intake, they achieved dramatic improvements in response to interim buprenorphine treatment. (

2.What an 1890s opioid epidemic can teach us about ending addiction today.

 A supposedly safer opioid had been developed which, as a physician wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine, was “not a hypnotic” and carried no “danger of acquiring the habit. (

3. New data shows rising repeat ER visits for opioid-related emergencies

The emergency department is being increasingly utilized as a patient’s best or only treatment option for opioid use disorder (OUD). (

4. Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients’ Painkillers

In another sign of just how bad the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has become, a new study finds family members often steal painkillers from dying relatives in hospice care. (

5. Youth get faster access to mental health, addictions help at IWK

Young people needing mental health and addictions help at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax no longer have to wait to get an appointment. (

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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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