Alcoholabuse Helpline Weekly Roundup | october 2nd Week

1. Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Slowing the Epidemic of Drug Addiction

We are making progress in reducing the number of overdose deaths. Last year, we were down 18 percent over 2018, and this year, we were down another 17 percent. Arkansas’s rate of reduction is the second-best in the nation(governorarkanas)

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. Suburban dad who fueled his drug habit by selling dozens of guns to violent Hartford drug dealers sentenced to 46 months in prison

Suburbanite Norman Klosek had a pistol permit and an all-consuming drug addiction and that, the police say, made him a critical part of the endless continuum of drugs,(courant)

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.OPINION: Oregonians battling addiction need treatment, not jail

As a nurse, I see the heartbreak of addiction every day on the job. As a woman in long-term recovery, it’s heartbreak that I know.(paplinmedia)

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