Broadacress Addiction Weekly Roundup | october 2nd Week

1. Sharp Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths Seen During 1st Few Months Of Pandemic 

Drug overdose deaths rose in the first three months of this year, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(npr.org)

2.Meghan Markle raises concerns about social media, says it’s an ‘addiction’ for some users

During Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit on Tuesday, she said, “I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it [social media].”(foxnews)

3. Hornell PD launches DIVERT program to help drug users find treatment

The department launched a DIVERT program this month, with DIVERT standing for Drug Intervention through Voluntary Education Rehabilitation and Treatment.(eveningtribune)

4.Opioid Deaths: America’s Other Fatal Health Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away

Now in the shadow of COVID-19, opioid misuse is another long-term health crisis that has killed over 450,000 people in this country since 1999, and it continues to rage.(usnews)

5. ‘Game-changer’ drug to tackle addiction

Drug misuse has claimed that lives of Dougie’s brother, two uncles and more than a dozen friends.(bbcnews)

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