Recovery Advisor Weekly roundup

Substance Abuse Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 4th Week

1. Nixon Launched The War On Drugs 50 Years Ago. Who Won?

Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Today, it is questionable whether anyone won the war. (nbcnews.com)

2. Spike In Drug, Alcohol Related Jail Deaths Puts Spotlight On Fallout From ‘War On Drugs’

Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in local jails, as experts call for rehabilitation instead of incarceration for people experiencing addiction. (abcnews.go.com)

3. Lala Kent On Demi Lovato’s ‘California Sober’ Approach: ‘That’s Super Offensive’

Lovato opened up about being “California sober” earlier this year. (nbcnewyork.com)

4. Recovered Addict Hopes To Be Beacon Of Hope Amid Spike In Overdose Deaths

The sweet smile of Justin Woods’ six-year-old daughter, Kinsley, was the main driver for him to seek treatment for his addiction. Woods, who is now a program manager at Caritas in Richmond, has been sober for five years now. (wtvr.com)

5. Program Teaches Substance Abuse Curriculum In Schools

Recently discussed county data shows overdoses continue to increase in the area; however, it is not only affecting the user, it also affects their children. (journal-news.net)

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