Weekly Round-up of Addiction News

Here is a weekly round of addiction news:

  • Harvey Weinstein claims “Sex Addiction” – Experts say it’s not a real issue for him:

http://www.newsweek.com/harvey-weinstein-isnt-sex-addict-because-sex-addiction-isnt-real-experts-say-682853

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  • Former 9NEWS reporter opens up about her opiod addiction:

http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/former-9news-reporter-opens-up-about-her-opioid-addiction-and-the-recovery-process/482931191

” Dana Knowles is a familiar face if you’ve watched 9NEWS for awhile. She was a reporter at the station ten years ago. 

Knowles sat down with Next with Kyle Clark to talk about an addiction she struggled with for years. “

  • Middle Aged Women at serious risk of opioid addiction:

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/09/26/1132719/0/en/New-Research-Overprescribing-of-Postsurgical-Opioids-Poses-a-Serious-Threat-to-Patients-and-their-Communities-Women-Undergoing-Surgery-are-at-Greatest-Risk.html

Middle age women are now a group of concern for being at risk of developing addiction and dependency through a culture of over-perscribing opioids.  This deadly trend in America and other parts of the world for the last ten years has seen a massive increase in deaths and misery.

This will come as no shock for those working within the field of drugs and alcohol to learn that Northern Ireland is facing another crisis of waiting lists for those seeking help through their drug and alcohol addiction.  The NHS and other services are over subscribed and the only thing looming at the moment is the threat of more cuts.

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  • Deadly drugs seep out from Asia across the world:

http://wajr.com/police-chief-opioid-epidemic-vastly-larger-than-we-realize/

The powerful opioid Fentanyl is spreading fast across the world. Users view it as a favoured alternative to heroin.

“There are probably 16,000 different formulations of potential fentanyls, and they can be ordered up in chemical factories overseas in China, Thailand, and places like that,” Preston said Monday on Morgantown AM. “Then shipped into the United States.”

 

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