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Alcohol Rehab Weekly Roundup News – February 2019

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1. Police penetrate dark web, find $17m of drugs ‘disguised as candy’

NSW Police say they have penetrated a $17 million drug syndicate operating on the “dark web” shipping drugs, some of which were disguised as lollies, through the post. [ ABC News ]

2.Drug overdose mortality rates rise, three states in this area rank with some of the highest.

Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia all rank in the top 6 for drug overdose death rates. Death rates caused by drug overdoses have gone up over 10 percent in the last year nationwide. [ Local DVM ]

3. Two California men were arrested in the scheme to ship drugs to Atlantic City.

Atlantic City acted as a stop in a cross-country drug investigation that resulted in the arrests of two California men, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday. Each man is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

[ Press of Atlantic City ]

4. Georgia launches a new app for mental health counseling.

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up the phone. [ AJC ]

5. Why Are So Many Women Dying from Drug Overdoses?

The opioid crisis has continued to worsen in the United States, and middle-aged women are significantly affected. No community is immune to America’s drug crisis. And new statistics show that it’s severely affected a group you might not expect: middle-aged women. [ Health Line ]

6. Does Alcohol Affect Your Workout? 5 Differences You Might Notice When You Stop Drinking.

If you’ve ever attempted a sweaty elliptical sesh the morning after having one too many tequila shots, you know things do not typically end well. From dizziness to nausea, to the sudden urge to wear your Ray-Bans indoors, drinking and deadlifts just don’t seem to mix. Still, you continue to hit the gym, even after a side plank on a hungover stomach nearly makes you puke, and you wonder, does alcohol affect your workout? [ Elite Daily ]

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