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. (npr.org)

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 (npr.org)

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. (finance.yahoo.com)

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. (khn.org)

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. (news-medical.net)

 

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