Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – August 2 Week

1. Cannabidiol Studied as Potential Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder

Abstinence from cannabis is increased with daily oral doses of cannabidiol 400 mg and 800 mg versus placebo. (psychiatryadvisor.com)

2. Alcohol use is less prevalent in second, third trimesters

The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester (medicalxpress.com)

3. Smoking addiction may lead to higher health risks including cancer: Study

Each cigarette smoked per day increases the risk for heavier smokers of contracting some diseases by more than 30 percent, according to a new international study. (hindustantimes.com)

4. How mental health caregivers in Sudbury are supporting one another during COVID-19

Living in close quarters with family during COVID-19 has been tricky for many, but for some, it’s meant assisting and encouraging loved ones with mental health challenges under the added pressures of quarantine. (cbc.ca)

5. Many Deaths Labeled ‘Cardiac Arrest’ Could Be Drug ODs: Study

Americans have long known that there’s an epidemic of opioid abuse and deaths in the United States. But a new report suggests the true extent of these tragedies has been underestimated. (usnews.com)

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