Arosa weekly roundup

1. Ease Of Covid Lockdown Restrictions May Help Diminish Drug Addiction, National Institute On Drug Abuse Director Says

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that she’s hopeful that the spike in drug overdoses will not be lasting.  cnbc.com

2. OSU Opens New Substance Abuse, Addiction Research Center

The Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience will house resources to support clinical trials, population health initiatives and more. (tulsaworld.com)

3. BRC Healthcare Expands Into Tennessee With Acquisition Of Four Nashville Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Four Nashville substance abuse treatment facilities acquired by BRC Healthcare of Austin, Texas (valdostadailytimes.com)

4. Virginia One Of Many States Seeing Big Increase In 2020 Overdose Deaths

Coronavirus deaths are just one facet of why last year it being called the “deadliest in U.S. history.” Another reason is drug overdoses. “Saddened, but n… (wfxrtv.com)

5. New Laws Provide Hope In War On Opioid Addiction

Expanded access to OD antidotes and anti-opioid meds is a key feature of new laws in NJ, amid a rising tide of drug deaths in the state. (njspotlight.com)

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