Morning Roundup: Jan. 30, 2019

Morning Roundup: Jan. 30, 2019

Patriots pay for Josh Gordon’s rehab, human trafficking and drug addiction share painful link, Kamala Harris calls for end to the drug war.

Heavy Drinking May Change DNA, Leading to Increased Craving for Alcohol [Science Daily]
Heavy drinking may trigger a genetic change, making it harder to stop. A new study may help explain why alcoholism is such a powerful addiction.

State Police Introduces Mobile Substance Abuse Awareness Exhibit [WKMS]
Local law enforcement are dispatching a 30-foot trailer across Kentucky to bring awareness to issues regarding illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  

Understanding the Link Between Human Trafficking and Drug Addiction [NJTV]
A significant share of human trafficking survivors also have a drug problem. NJ’s Attorney General presented the issue at the 9th annual Human Trafficking Awareness event. 

Patriots Paying for Josh Gordon’s Rehab in Florida, Not Ruling Out NFL Return [AOL]
While Josh Gordon will not be playing in the upcoming Super Bowl, he will remain a New England Patriot for now. The team is reportedly paying for his treatment, hoping for his return to football.

State Helpline for Drug Addiction, Mental Health Issues Takes More Than 30,000 Calls [WVAH]
A recovery helpline has fielded more than 30,000 calls since 2015. The local initiative aims to connect callers with recovery resources. 

Kamala Harris Calls for Legalizing Marijuana and Ending War on Drugs [Forbes]
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris said it’s time to dismantle “the failed war on drugs,” starting with legalizing marijuana. Harris announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election this month.

Community College Offers People Recovering from Addiction a Path to Education [Bangor Daily News]
A local recovery network is teaming up with a community college to help people in recovery get a college education. 

Shia LaBeouf Explains Why He Wrote His Life Story ‘Honey Boy’ After Rehab [Us Weekly]
“From the minute I got out of therapy I went to work.” Actor Shia LaBeouf’s new film Honey Boy was written after he completed court-ordered rehab in 2017.

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