Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup July 3rd week

New recovery center hopes to open in Roane County, some residents not happy about it

     KINGSTON, Tenn. (WATE)– The owner of a new recovery center is hoping to open in Roane County, but the opening depends on county approval for rezoning–and some residents are already voicing their opinions. (www.wate.com)

Grant awarded to La Crosse Lighthouse, Inc.

    LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – An addiction recovery plan gets a big boost from a federal block grant. La Crosse Lighthouse, Inc. received $431,500 to start a peer-run respite program. (www.news8000.com)

Winnsboro says no to home for women battling addictions

     WINNSBORO, S.C. — The Winnsboro Zoning Committee denied an application for a women’s transition home to be built in the town of Winnsboro. According to the committee, the ‘Battered but Not Broken Ministry’ did not provide enough evidence to proceed. (www.wltx.com)

Addiction treatment is hard. A new wave of apps aims to help

      This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a stunning report that showed drug overdose deaths shot up 30% in 2020. While the pandemic has led to increased distress among Americans, it’s also opened the door for innovation in certain aspects of mental healthcare, especially around addiction. (www.fastcompany.com)

‘A fellowship of abstinent friends’ to be created in University campus addiction recovery programme

     Launched at the University of Birmingham, the programme will work with young adult students to support their recovery while surrounded by the social demands of a typical university. (www.birmingham.ac.uk)

 

 

 

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