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This Week In Recovery: December 20, 2019

by Landmark Recovery

December 20, 2019

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories in the recovery industry.

 

Actor Brian Tarantina Died Of Accidental Overdose – NBC News

“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor Brian Tarantina was found to have died from an accidental overdose on November 2. The New York City Medical Examiner’s office says that Tarantina died due to the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin, diazepam, and cocaine.

 

The Hidden Drug Epidemic Among Seniors – NY Times

According to recent data from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, people over the age of 65 take an average of 15 prescriptions a year in addition to the large number of over-the-counter drugs that they also use. It is believed that many of these remedies are unnecessary or being used incorrectly.

 

‘Sober-Curious’ Americans Are Reshaping Nightlife – CBS News

More and more Americans are reducing their consumption of alcohol or cutting this out entirely. Some of these people are recovering from addiction while others are just abstaining as they pursue a healthier, cleaner way of living. As this culture shifts, it is changing the way that businesses seek out customers, with alcohol-free bars becoming more popular.

 

Two Standard Alcoholic Drinks A Day Are No Longer Safe – The Guardian

According to Australian health officials it is no longer safe to have two standard drinks a day. The new guidelines for adults indicate that people should have no more than 10 standard drinks per week in order to reduce the health risks associated with alcohol and the maximum an adult should have in one day is four standard drinks.

 

Marijuana Teen Vaping Is Up According To New Survey – Chicago Tribune

A new survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that while alcohol and tobacco rates have remained steady or declined over the last year while marijuana vaping among young people rose. The report showed that vaping among high school seniors nearly doubled since last year.

 

How To Stop Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a serious problem around the country and unfortunately, it can lead to certain problems such as alcoholism and alcohol abuse in general. To learn more about binge drinking please read more in this week’s featured article.

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