Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup

1. Doctors Should Discuss Opioid Overdose Antidote With Patients

Doctors should tell patients and caregivers about the overdose antidote naloxone when they prescribe opioid painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin and medicines to treat opioid addiction. (

2. Excessive Drinking Responsible For 255 Deaths Per Day In The U.S

(HealthDay)—Excessive drinking was responsible for an average of 255 deaths per day in the United States from 2011 to 2015, according to research published in the July 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. (

3. 2 Teens Among 3 Found Dead In Michigan Hotel, Man Hospitalized; Drug Overdoses Suspected

Michigan police found three people dead and another man unconscious in a hotel room late Wednesday afternoon and are investigating the incident as an apparent drug overdose. (

4. The Immune System Facilitates Alcohol Addiction

A new study reveals the role microglia plays in alcohol addiction, finding the immune cells alter the geometry of gray matter while under the influence of alcohol. (

5. Study Assesses The Acute Impact Of Cannabis Among Real-World Users

Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn’t necessarily get you higher, according to a new study of regular users published today by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. (

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