Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – June 3 Week

1. Poll Reveals Canadians Under 54 Years Consuming More Alcohol Due To Covid-19

The bigger concern was not if people consumed more but if people shifted to drinking alcohol on a daily basis that had not done so prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. (baytoday.ca)

2. A Crisis Collision: Will Covid-19 Disrupt Efforts To Address The Opioid Epidemic?

Prior to the advent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the opioid epidemic had been sweeping through the United State. An opinion piece recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine highlights growing concerns among medical professionals about the exacerbating effects the pandemic may have among people with opioid use disorder. (psychiatryadvisor.com)

3. Alcohol Taxes Have Never Been Low

Inflation has reduced American alcohol tax rates by 70% since 1933, according to a new study from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (medicalxpress.com)

4. A Crisis Collision: Will Covid-19 Disrupt Efforts To Address The Opioid Epidemic?

Prior to the advent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the opioid epidemic had been sweeping through the United State. An opinion piece recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine highlights growing concerns among medical professionals about the exacerbating effects the pandemic may have among people with opioid use disorder (OUD). (psychiatryadvisor.com)

5. Differences In Anxiety, Depression According To Current And Former Smoking Status

Current smoking was associated with higher self-reported anxiety, according to results of an analysis intended to be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference. (psychiatryadvisor.com)

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