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This Week In Recovery: November 1, 2019

by Landmark Recovery

November 1, 2019

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

Meth Driving Overdose Deaths in Western U.S. – ABC News

Although fentanyl use remains a primary concern throughout the United States, a new report has shown that methamphetamine is a big killer in much of the country. In western states specifically, methamphetamine was the most commonly reported drug in overdose deaths in recent years.


Vaping Illnesses Continue To Rise, CDC Says – CNBC

The number of deadly illnesses due to vaping has continued to rise with 37 confirmed deaths and more than 1,800 other people dealing with the illnesses, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health officials still don’t know what exactly is making people sick.


Trump Administration Launches Website Aimed At Addiction Treatment – Associated Press

This week, the White House unveiled a new website that was aimed at helping Americans who are dealing with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options. Findtreatment.gov is one of the most recent efforts of the administration to address the nation’s opioid crisis.


90 Percent Who Need Addiction Treatment Don’t Get It – American Medical Association

According to federal officials, more than 20 million people around the country live with substance use disorder, however only about 10 percent of those affected receive treatment for the problem. “The opioid crisis today is a national tragedy that requires the same resolve we have mustered for other public health epidemics,” said AMA President Patrice A. Harris.

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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.