Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup | June 4th Week

1. Addiction recovery involves other loved ones as well

Social media is full of posts about celebrities going to luxurious rehab spas where beautiful surroundings, delicious food, and adventure therapy help them recover from addiction. (www.richlandsource.com)

2. Housing units proposed for people recovering from addiction

The Select Board is considering grant applications seeking a total of $1 million to develop recovery housing units in two downtown buildings for up to 17 people dealing with addiction. (www.benningtonbanner.com)

3. State public health officials award $8.2 million for addiction treatment housing

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced $8.2 million in funding to provide transitional or permanent housing for 1,000 individuals and 147 families in treatment and recovery from substance abuse disorders. (www.mass.gov)

4. IPD responds to a man with a knife at Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services

Ithaca Police were called to the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services building after a man threatened people with a knife. Police arrived at the building at 334 W State Street at about 12:15 p.m. after reports that a man was wielding a knife inside the public lobby of the building and destroying property. (www.ithaca.com)

5. He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.”(www.npr.org)

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