Alcoholabuse Helpline Weekly Roundup | october 3rd Week

1.If the Affordable Care Act Falls, People Battling Drug Addiction Will Be Hit Especially Hard, Experts Say

Millions of Americans suffering from addiction would be left in a lurch should the landmark health law be struck down, mental health advocates, addiction specialists and health policy researchers are warning.(Morningconsult)

2.Minneapolis author’s experience with addiction and recovery inform a new novel

John Rosengren is the Minneapolis-based author of nine books, most recently “A Clean Heart,” a novel centered on the staff and patients of an adolescent drug treatment center(startribune)

3.Experts Say Attack On Hunter Biden’s Addiction Deepens Stigma For Millions

When President Trump and Joe Biden faced off for the first — and so far, only — presidential debate late last month, Trump attacked his Democratic rival with a false claim about Hunter Biden.(npr.org)

4.Game-changer’ drug to tackle addiction

Drug misuse has claimed the lives of Dougie’s brother, two uncles and more than a dozen friends.(BBC.com)

5.Pointers From Portugal on Addiction and the Drug War

People caught possessing or using illicit drugs may be penalized by regional panels made up of social workers, medical professionals and drug experts.(nytimes.com)

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