BroadacressAddiction Weekly Roundup | September 1 Week

1. Bringing Awareness To Addiction On International Overdose Awareness Day

The opioid epidemic hasn’t slowed down during COVID-19. Monday marked International Overdose Awareness Day and around the world, people brought awareness to the struggles of addiction. (

2.Awareness Key To Winning Overdose, Addiction Fight: Voice Of Experience

According to an article in the Washington Post, drug overdoses have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was an 18 percent jump nationally in March, 29 percent in April, and 42 percent in May and the numbers haven’t shown any indication of subsiding. (

3.COVID-19 Impacts Drug Abuse & How People With Addictions Get Help

A recent report shows drug overdoses are on the rise across the country, and the founder of a local nonprofit said the pandemic has impacted the way people with drug addictions can get help. (

4.California Poised To Require Insurers To Cover Addiction And Substance Abuse

Californians could see the most dramatic expansion of mental health and addiction coverage under state law in decades if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill that is likely heading to his desk in the coming weeks. (

5.Recovery Centers Of America At Devon Commemorates Lives Lost To Addiction In Special Ceremony On International Overdose Awareness Day

Philadelphia lost 1,150 people to drug-related overdose deaths last year and, across the nation, overdoses jumped 42 percent in May 2020 alone. Nearly 130 people per day die of opioid-related drug overdoses in the United States each year. (

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