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Online support groups – what was lost/gained

From the Washington Post What was lost when covid forced addiction support groups online — and what was gained by Allyson Chiu In the roughly eight years since she left treatment for alcohol-use disorder, Amy Durham has been to countless recovery group meetings. At first, she went every day, before gradually scaling back to two […]


Mental Health First Responders

From ABCNews How sending mental health responders instead of police could save Black lives “One-quarter of fatal police shootings involve people with mental illness.” by Dr. Divya Chhabra New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray announced a pilot project this week that experts say could save lives by using […]


Maryland’s 211 Helpline

From WMDT 47ABC New opioid texting program launched from 211 Maryland and RALI by Anissa Lopez, October 21, 2020 MARYLAND- A new texting program recently launched by 211 Maryland and Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative for Marylanders suffering from opioid addiction, as well as their family and friends. Now, all they have to do is text […]


AAAP awarded 2-yr, $32M opioid grant

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) has been awarded a 2-year grant of $32 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use disorders. The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network is part of the grant’s coalition of 40 national professional organizations. The Opioid […]


Cocaine overdose deaths triple

From U.S. News & World Report Overdose Deaths From Cocaine Rising Dramatically by Steven Reinberg While opioids were grabbing the headlines, cocaine overdose deaths in the United States have marched upward, nearly tripling over five years, a new government report shows. After a period of stability, cocaine-induced deaths rose by about 27% per year, on […]


Well-being app for Black women

From Katara Enterprises LLC EXHALE is an emotional well-being app designed for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIWOC). It’s time to exhale – to let go of all that isn’t serving you and breathe in life, energy, healing, and love. The practices in this app are what we call “soul medicine”- medicine for the depths […]


New Opioid Awareness Campaign

Mediaplanet has just pushed out a national Opioid Awareness media campaign! The Opioid Awareness campaign focuses on opioid use among individuals, families, and communities within the United States, while highlighting resources regarding prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid misuse. Topics include workplaces, stigma, families, pain management, COVID-19, children, co-occurring disorders, myths, among others.


Drug- and alcohol-related deaths up in Maryland

From the Baltimore Sun Drug- and alcohol-related deaths across Maryland jump more than 9% due to the coronavirus, officials say by McKenna Oxenden As the coronavirus continues to claim the lives of Marylanders every day, state officials said Tuesday that fatal drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths also are increasing throughout the region. New state data […]


How the ADA Addresses Addiction and Recovery

From NAADAC’s Advances in Addiction Recovery How the Americans with Disabilities Act Addresses Addiction and Recovery By Oce Harrison, Ed.D., Project Director, New England ADA Center


Levels of Anxiety, Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts Are Soaring in the Pandemic

From HealthDay by E.J. Mundell, HealthDay Reporter The pandemic is taking a big toll on Americans’ psyches: A new government report found that about 41% of adults surveyed in late June “reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition.” That’s a big rise from 2019. For example, the data shows that the number of Americans […]