Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup | June 1st Week

1. Covid-19 Battered Many In Addiction Recovery. Here’s Why These St. Cloud Folks Keep Hope In The Resilience

What people are forgetting is, folks, it was scarily high prior to the pandemic. And it only got worse during the pandemic,” said Maj. John Donovan, co-founder, and director of the Recovery Community Network in St. Cloud, about overdose deaths. (

2. Crossfit And Addiction Recovery

Social networks formed in CrossFit gyms have been found to influence how much high-intensity exercise is preferred and tolerated while also helping create positive communities which help addiction recovery. (

3. When Crimes Are Mixed With Addiction, Drug Court Offers Solutions

The Washington State Supreme Court in February declared unconstitutional the state’s strict liability possession statue, invalidating thousands of felony drug convictions, some of them decades old. The court’s decision in State v. Blake was a watershed event across the state. (

4. Clifton Park Woman Founds App To Aid Addiction

Hannah Dordick’s battle with addiction started when she was 16-years-old. At 19, she made the decision to turn her life around

“It was kind of a wake-up call that said, ‘hey, you need to get your life together or you might die,’” said Dordick. (

5. Addiction Recovery Organization, Nick’s Ride 4 Friends Renovates New Location

Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is a peer-based non-profit that’s looking to call 13 Chapel Street it is new home. The address was once a convent in Auburn. The renovation is breathing new life into the building. The sacred ground is now in the process of becoming a resource to those seeking recovery. (

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