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This Week in Recovery: January 3, 2020

by Landmark Recovery

January 3, 2020

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


The True Cause Of The Opioid Epidemic

One of the biggest reasons or forces that may have influenced or led to the development of the opioid epidemic in the United States is job loss. A new study published in JAMA found that counties with automotive plants that had closed, five years after the closure had 85 percent higher rates of opioid-overdose mortality relative to counties where assembly plants remained open.

Pharmacies Don’t Know How To Dispose Of Leftover Medication – TIME

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., found that only about 43% of pharmacy workers responded accurately when asked about how to deal with left over antibiotics and only 23% knew what to do with opioids.


Deal Will Let More Companies Make Overdose Antidote Spray – Associated Press

Under a new deal from New York’s attorney general, more companies could begin to manufacture an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote. Under the agreement, Emergent Biosolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to sell naloxone in a spray called Narcan.


Binge Drinking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Damage Heart – Yahoo News

According to a report in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers found that heavy drinking and bingeing were associated with an increased levels of indicators in the blood that may cause damage to the heart tissue.


Finding Local Help At A Carmel Rehab

When it comes to drug and alcohol treatment, finding a local rehab facility can provide you or a loved with a number of positive benefits that may be conducive with long-term sobriety. You can learn more about how local treatment can help in this week’s featured article.

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Landmark Recovery was founded with a determination to make addiction treatment accessible for all. Through our integrated treatment programs, we've helped thousands of people choose recovery over addiction and get back to life on their own terms. We're on a mission to save one million lives over the next century. We encourage all those struggling with substance use to seek professional help.