Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup July 3rd week

For a real chance at recovery, we must destigmatize addiction

      Substance and alcohol use disorders remain highly stigmatized conditions in society. As with other stigmatized illnesses, addiction stigma has the power to kill. COVID-19 and addiction share a commonality of fear and seclusion and to a certain extent, stigma. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the combination of stigma and isolation has elucidated the issue of freely accessing recovery without such treatment being stigmatized. (

EDITORIAL BY THE (SUNBURY) DAILY ITEM: New laws strengthen addiction recovery support

       One of those new laws, introduced by state Reps. Eric R. Nelson, R-57 of Westmoreland County, and Mark Longietti, D-7 of Mercer County, aim to protect the safety of people who decide to leave addiction treatment facilities against medical advice by requiring these facilities to immediately notify an approved family or support contact person if a person in treatment leaves the facility. (

Knoxville bike rally raises money for addiction recovery    

 The First Knoxville Yoked Church/Broken Chains JC (Jesus Christ) Rally on Saturday, June 5 raised more than $3,000 to help support local addiction recovery. (

Next Wind Recovery; Raising the bar on the Quality of Addiction Treatment Services provided at an Outpatient Level 

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Next Wind Recovery is set to open its doors on June 23rd providing a full range of outpatient programs for those struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. It is the mission of Next Wind Recovery to redefine what outpatient addiction treatment is in New Jersey & to make highly effective, high-quality, addiction treatment as accessible as possible to those who want and need it. (

 Comfort Café Owners Heartened by Community Support Following Flood

Comfort Café co-owner Teri Lopez says they are finding joy in the support the restaurant’s team has received since its original San Antonio location flooded a week ago. (


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