Broadacresaddiction Weekly Roundup | August 2 Week

1. Drug users seeking treatment amid the pandemic

Seeking treatment for drug addiction is a huge step for any user, but doing it when we were all told to stay home and away from each other makes treatment sound nearly impossible.(wbay)


2. Former drug addict creates business to help others move forward

It was my junior year. I was on the basketball team and one of my best friends broke his leg. He got prescribed some pain killer. I tried two of them and as soon as I took them, all the fear and anxiety and everything I was dealing with just went away,” he said.(winknews)


3. Drunk, 33, who stabbed his frail ‘drug buddy’, 63, more than 50 times is found guilty of murder

Luke Close, 33, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Garry Welsh, 63, at his Nowra unit in February 2018, but guilty to his manslaughter although he had no memory of the stabbing.(dailymail)

4. Mayoral candidate calls for additional services to address drug addiction and mental health issues

“This happens a lot more in our community than we realize,” Jeffrey said. “There’s a lot going on around guns, drugs and mental health. And we don’t have the services we need.”(wbdj)


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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