Alcoholabusehelpline Weekly Roundup |september 2 Week

1.Opioid summit looks at how pandemic is fueling addiction

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) says addiction hotline calls have skyrocketed during the pandemic, with an over 700% increase in demand for addiction services in the state.(fwbusiness)

2.Dallas Drug Addiction Recovery Center Says Spike In Clients Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

A Dallas recovery center for women and teen girls dealing with addiction says the coronavirus pandemic has led to a major spike in demand for their services.(dfccbc)

3.Officer assists woman with drug addiction

“I was investigating a prescription fraud, and my investigation led to this woman and she was taking prescriptions and writing them out for medications,” Fisher said. “She told me she needed help.”(tnonline)

4.Capito, Manchin Announce $700,000 for Opioid Addiction Relief in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $700,000 in funding for opioid and illicit drug addiction relief for two locations in West Virginia.(williamsondailynews)

5.Benton County Prosecutor sheds light on drug addiction recovery

Prosecutor Andy Miller said hundreds of drug-related offenders cycle through the county jail and it costs a lot of money. So, Miller and his team came up with a solution: the drug court’s jail diversion program that helps addicted offenders receive recovery treatment.


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