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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – May 5th Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. NFL alcohol marketing restrictions reportedly eased

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Guidelines governing NFL players appearing in ads for alcohol companies have been eased a bit, according to a survey research company, citing a leaked email from the NFL. [ Cleveland ]

2. San Francisco to force treatment on mentally ill drug users

San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights.[ AP News ]

3. Addiction Treatment Denied For Many, Study Finds

When people who are addicted to opioids make the difficult decision to quit, the last thing they need to face are barriers to treatment. [ WebMD ]

4. A New Approach to Addiction Treatment

The nation’s growing addiction crisis has amplified the urgent and long-standing need for integrating research into substance abuse treatment and recovery process. While there has been an increase in research activity focused on addiction issues, the challenge is that it often takes a decade or more before important clinical findings can be implemented into real-world care delivery.[ Scientific American ]

5. Patients Who Want To Use Suboxone For Addiction Can Have Trouble Getting It, Study Finds

The medication Suboxone can help patients addicted to opioids stop using drugs. But a study from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health shows how hard it can be to find a doctor or nurse in this state to prescribe it. [ WBUR ]

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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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