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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Nov 1 Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Addiction Treatment Services Giving Away Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Kit To Businesses 

Wednesday, the PORCH at ATS gave away free overdose reversal kits to local business owners to use in case of emergencies in their stores. (

2. Police Interview Overdose Survivors To Learn About Addiction 

Overdose victims have the opportunity to answer these questions and many more in a program started in 2019 by the Brick Police Department, when Chief James Riccio was trying to come up with some new ideas in dealing with the opioid crisis. (

3. Issue 24: Mental Health, Addiction Services Tax Increase Projected To Pass

The vote increases the tax rate from $220 per $100,000 assessed property value to $285 per $100,000 assessed property value and will fund the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Board. (

4. The ADHD & Addiction Link: Addictive Behaviors In Adults Explained 

Life stressors, such as job loss and financial difficulties, are more frequent with ADHD and are also risk factors for substance use and other addictive behaviors. (

5. Drug Decriminalization Measure Would Radically Change Approach To Addiction

Oregonians voting on Measure 110 will decide if the state should decriminalize noncommercial possession of small amounts of drugs and radically change the state’s approach to curbing addiction. (

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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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