Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup August 2nd week

Federal legislation would require states to fund addiction recovery programs

    As drug overdose deaths surge in Virginia and across the country,  U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Henrico, has introduced a bipartisan bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery programs. (www.virginiamercury.com)

Rep. Spanberger introduces bill to support addiction recovery services

   ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger has introduced a bill to provide funding for addiction recovery services.The Support Recovery from Addiction Act is in response to Virginia’s increasing drug overdose deaths. There has been a 47% increase in opioid related deaths from 2019 to 2020, according to a report cited by Spanberger’s office. (www.nbc29.com)

Community members and addiction recovery non-profits ask state leaders for long term rehab services

     DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Opioid addiction and human trafficking are two very serious issues some people may not know can sometimes go hand in hand. On Tuesday, community members met for a round table in Danville to discuss how the pandemic may have created a perfect storm for addiction and crime. (www.wtvq.com)

Addiction specialist uses his story to help others find recovery

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It’s well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will experience a relapse. (www.katv.com)

UNO organization supports students in addiction recovery

     OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — “A lot of students are hesitant to reach out. There is still stigma in Omaha and around the country around addiction,” said Sarah Kole, coordinator of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s (UNO) Collegiate Recovery Community. (www.3newsnow.com)

 

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