Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup | July 2nd Week

1. State poised to become first to pilot drug injection sites

Rhode Island is poised to become the first state to authorize so-called harm reduction centers where people dealing with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under the supervision of medical professionals. (www.bgdailynews.com)

2. How Medicaid Is Changing and Expanding Under President Biden

Biden administration is introducing programs to help people in the so-called “coverage gap” in states that haven’t adopted Medicaid expansion plans. (www.healthline.com)

3. Jockeying starts over how to spend $5b in federal aid

CHRIS CARLOZZI, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, wants at least $1 billion. That’s what he thinks the government should spend to help replenish the unemployment insurance trust fund, so businesses don’t have to spend 20 years paying off debts incurred due to government-forced shutdowns. (commonwealthmagazine.org)

4. Addiction recovery center takes over old college campus as overdose deaths skyrocket

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (WAVE) – After sitting vacant for more than four years, the old St. Catharine College campus has new life in the form of an addiction recovery facility. (www.wave3.com)

5. First City Recovery Center opens, offers treatment for drug addiction, mental health issues

Kokomo native Dan Metz left his hometown a little more than half a decade ago for Florida to get clean and turn his life around. (www.kokomotribune.com)

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