Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup | June 3rd Week

Addiction, Recovery and the Oregon Justice System

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Alano Club of Portland are collaborating on a new virtual event series aimed at expanding understanding of addiction, treatment, and recovery within the state’s justice system. (www.prnewswire.com)

Better Managing Caffeine Withdrawal after Surgery

Millions of people consume caffeine in coffee, tea, sodas, and energy drinks, but when they go without, the withdrawal symptoms can include drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and intense headaches. This can be a severe problem for surgery patients, who can’t eat or drink anything for hours before their procedures, as a result, caffeine withdrawal can cause major side effects, complicate treatment and extend hospital stays. (www.newswise.com)

Impacted by loved ones with addiction, crowd marches raises awareness for substance abuse

More than 200 people marched down Main Street in Waynesville on Sunday, May 16, for the First Annual Drug Awareness Walk, which was organized by the SHARE Project (Spreading Hope and Awareness and Removing the Epidemic Stigma). People shared their stories, some who were in long-term substance abuse recoveries and others who had lost loved ones to drug addiction and overdoses. (wlos.com)

Virus an addiction roadblock

Bradley Cambell didn’t finish his stay at Humbled Hearts’ Haven House, a  sober living home for men, earlier this year. It wasn’t that he didn’t stay clean but because covid-19 caused the nonprofit to temporarily close. (www.arkansasonline.com)

Celebrate Recovery welcomes anyone who needs help

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered 12 step Recovery Program that helps people to overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups,” said Michael Traupman. (tulsaworld.com)

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