Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – Aug 4th Week

1. Many ERS Fail People Who Struggle With Addiction. These New Approaches Might Help

Patients with opioid addiction who show up in a hospital’s ER face many barriers to recovery, and so do the doctors trying to help them. Easing those barriers on both sides helps patients get into good follow-up programs that lead to lasting change. (

2. In ‘Dopamine Nation,’ Overabundance Keeps Us Craving More

Human beings are programmed to approach pleasure and avoid pain. It’s an instinct that dates back millions of years, to a time when people needed to actively seek food, clothing, and shelter every day, or risk dea (

3. Shattterproof’s Online National Addiction Memorial is a Place to Honor Loved Ones Lost to Addiction

Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. (

4. From Uber Vouchers To Patient Advocates: What It Takes To Increase Er Addiction Treatment

For years, Kayla West watched the opioid epidemic tear through her eastern Tennessee community. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she treated people with mental illness but felt she needed to do more to address addiction. (

5. Young Adults With Adhd 69% More Likely To Have Had A Substance Use Disorder

Half of the adults aged 20-39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime according to new research published online ahead of print this month in Alcohol and Alcoholism. (


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