BroadacressAddiction Weekly Roundup |september 2 Week

1. Raiders’ Waller uses struggles with drug addiction to help Las Vegas youths stay clean

Darren Waller knew he was moving to one of world’s great tourist destinations. He was more than familiar with the bright lights and unlimited entertainment options of the Strip.

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2.Readout from The White House National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Event

First Lady Melania Trump and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) partnered together to host “Recovery at Work: Celebrating Connections” in recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.(whitehouse.gov)

 

3.Mass. Mother Who Lost 5 Children To Opioid Addiction Speaks Out

September has been declared “National Recovery Month” in an effort to educate the public about mental health services and treatment options available to those with substance use disorders. For families who have lost loved ones, though, those options don’t go far enough.(wgbh)

 

4.Innovative Model Of Care For Alcohol, Drug Addiction Opens Doors In St. Charles

(RCA) announces it has received approval from the Illinois Department of Human Services for its new St. Charles facility, which is now open and accepting patients.

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5.OPINION – AT WORK

Op-ed: Red flags that your coworker has fallen prey to addiction during the pandemic

The American Medical Association reported that as of August, more than 40 states reported a rise in opioid-related deaths, along with ongoing concerns for those with a mental health or substance use disorder.(cnbc)

 

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