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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 3rd Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Meth at Morning, Heroin at Night: Inside the Struggle of Dual Drug Addiction.

Across the country, more and more opioid users say they now use meth as well. Many users now mix opioids with stimulants like meth and cocaine — and researchers believe opioids kicked off this new stimulant wave.[USnews]

2. Special issue on STR from JSAT

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment is publishing a special issue of research studies related to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) expansion within the context of the Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) funding first awarded to U.S. states and territories in April of 2017. [ScienceDirect]

3. Kentucky To Expand Medicaid Drug Treatment Program In July

Even though most of Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid system are still locked in a court battle, treatment for drug addiction will be expanded under the program starting July 1.[wkyufm]

4. Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

It’s common for individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder to have a co-occurring or comorbid emotional disorder.[Pinnacletreatment]

5. Niagara Falls Agency Opens Expanded Methadone Program

The agency tripled its space for the outpatient and methadone treatment programs to 9,000 square feet in the Trott Access Center on 11th Street.[Bizjournals]

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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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