Morning Roundup: Feb. 6, 2019

Morning Roundup: Feb. 6, 2019

Super Bowl ads suggest possibility of “healthier” alcohol, Kate Middleton visits schools for Children’s Mental Health Week, recovering meth user gives insight to state anti-drug policies.

Recovering Meth User Shares Ideas to Improve State’s Drug System [Rapid City Journal]
One resident in recovery is using his experience as a meth user, drug court participant and prisoner to inform state initiatives to address drug abuse and crime.

Childhood Trauma, Drugs, Alcohol. A Chef in Recovery Hopes His Story Can Help Others. [Washington Post]
A young chef hit bottom, went to rehab, and went on to own three restaurants. Now Ashish Alfred is sharing his story to help others. 

Super Bowl Ads Suggest Some Kinds of Alcohol Are Better For You. Health Officials Respond. [Deseret News]
Corn syrup-free? Zero grams of sugar? Is there really a way to drink healthier?

Kate Middleton Steps Out for Children’s Mental Health Week, After Brother Reveals Depression Battle [People]
British royal Kate Middleton is visiting schools for Children’s Mental Health Week. Her brother recently spoke out about his own battle with depression.

Bar Owners, Police Help Defeat Proposed ‘Sober Server’ Ordinance [WBAY]
Restaurant and bar owners gave their two cents on a local proposal to penalize servers who drink on the job. They were supported by law enforcement.

Five Finger Death Punch Bassist Celebrates First Year of Sobriety [Blabbermouth]
Chris Kael celebrates his first year of sobriety. “May my hitting my first sober birthday yesterday give hope to those of you who also struggling with addiction.”

As Concern About Kids’ Mental Health and Social Media Use Grows, Authorities Take Action [CNN]
UK officials are addressing social media’s impact on kids’ mental health. The government is considering new regulations and introducing mindfulness programs.

Hundreds Seek Addiction Help in First Month of New State ‘Doorway’ Program [NHPR]
A new addiction treatment system saw more than 350 people seeking help in its first month. New Hampshire established the program to counter its unusually high drug overdose rate.

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