Alcoholabusehelpline Weekly Roundup | August 4 Week

1. Jason Isaacs opens up on 20-year drug addiction

The 57-year-old actor has an “addictive personality” and by the age of 16, he’d already been abusing alcohol and turned his attention to illegal substances, and refused to listen to pleas to stop for almost 20 years.(roanoke)

2.SWFL man recovers from drug addiction, creates business to help others move forward

“It was my junior year. I was on the basketball team and one of my best friends broke his leg. He got prescribed some pain killer. I tried two of them and as soon as I took them, all the fear and anxiety and everything(winknews)

3. Pandemic Exacerbates Rural Drug Addiction Epidemic

Rural America has been hit hard by economic and drug issues. Has the pandemic made it worse? The White House is working with rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing substance abuse and addiction.(hoosieragtoday)

4.Beyond Parody: Drug Addiction Numbers Do Not Lie, Methamphetamines Make Roaring Comeback In Area

Drug and alcohol addiction are well known. Some people are tired of hearing or reading about it. Some are tired of a broken system that is supposed to provide care and treatment for those that need it.(riverbender)

5.Drug addiction spirals out of control as pandemic ravages already-fragile communities

“Keeping them busy is half the battle,” she said. “To have them sit out there with their own thoughts and their own beings, it makes it a lot more dangerous.”(fox13news)

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