Broadacres Addiction Weekly Roundup | August 3 Week

1.Kerry Katona narrowly avoided death three times during drug addiction

The former Atomic Kitten singer has recalled how her cocaine abuse led to her having seizures, and she can vividly remember feeling a “huge surge of love” that brought her back to consciousness each time.(insidenova)

 

2. Officer assists woman with drug addiction

Just because a person has a drug addiction doesn’t mean they can’t kick the habit.

Especially if they’re fortunate enough to have someone help steer them toward the road to recovery.(tnonline)

 

3.White House officials, Shore leaders talk drug crisis

EASTON — President Donald Trump’s drug czar traveled to Easton on Monday, Aug. 17, to discuss the drug addiction crisis lawmakers say has “resurrected” on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during the coronavirus pandemic because of isolation and many other associated challenges.(stardem)

 

4.Pandemic is Not Only Killing COVID-19 Patients, But Those With Opioid and Drug Addiction

Early in the pandemic, the American Medical Association wanted to avoid a potential surge in opioid-related overdose deaths as the country began to lockdown. But by July, the association released a report showing their earlier concerns were valid; there was a huge increase in deaths involving illicit opioids, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.(nbcsandiego)

 

5. Mountain State senators sending big money to ‘Overdose Data to Action’ helping fight drug epidemic

West Virginia Senators, Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, have secured more than $7-million to fight the drug epidemic in the Mountain State. It will go to the “Overdose Data to Action” program through the DHHR.(wtrf)

 

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