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This Week In Recovery-January 18, 2019

by Landmark Recovery

January 18, 2019
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Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.


Odds of Dying From Opioids Now Higher Than Car Accidents – CNN

The odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States is now greater than odds of dying in a car crash. In a new report, the National Safety Council found that the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were 1 in 96, whereas the odds of dying in a motor vehicle accident were 1 in 103.


9 Sober Musicians Reveal How They Thrive Creatively Without Drugs or Alcohol – GQ

GQ sat down with several prominent musicians from across different genres and ages to discuss how sobriety has impacted their music and daily lives. Guests included Trey Anastasio of Phish, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, singer-songwriter Julien Baker, Joe Walsh of the Eagles, and rapper Vince Staples among others.


Shatterproof Begins Pilot Program for Rating System of Treatment Programs – Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Beacon Health Options recently awarded a three-year grant to Shatterproof, a not-for-profit recovery advocacy group, to develop a national rating system for substance use disorder treatment programs. The program will be designed to be used at no cost for consumers and has begun pilot testing in five states this January. The project is estimated to be complete in 18-24 months.


Overdose Deaths in Middle-Age Women Have Risen 260% in Two Decades – CDC

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that drug overdose deaths among females aged 30 to 64 have more than doubled in recent years. According to the report, from 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate in this age group rose 260%, with the largest changes involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, and benzodiazepines.


New Loan Repayments for Addiction Professionals Treating Underserved – Addiction Professional

Starting in 2019, The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program is offering awards of up to $75,000 in exchange for a commitment of three years at an approved substance use disorder treatment site in an underserved area. Funding comes from the $225 million Congress set aside for the NHSC.


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The History of The War on Drugs: Pre-1970s to Nixon

Take a deep dive into the history of America’s stance on drug laws, examining our country’s historical approach to policy, punishment, and treatment when it comes to narcotics. In this segment, we look at the pre-1970s through the Nixon era.

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