1. Popular anti-anxiety medications may be highly addictive, FDA says. But is the warning too late? – ABC News

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” which include brand name drugs like Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Librium, and Valium, are used for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, seizures, social phobia, and panic disorder. (abcnews.go.com)

2. Some Health Workers Suffering From Addiction Steal Drugs Meant For Patients – NPR

There is rising concern that medical professionals are stealing powerful opioid pain medications meant for their patients. (npr.org)

3. Pointers From Portugal on Addiction and the Drug War – The New York Times

After decriminalization, the number of people in Portugal receiving drug addiction treatment rose, according to a study by Hannah Laqueur, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis. (nytimes.com)

4. SHAR House in Detroit helps people battling addiction — how you can help – WDIV ClickOnDetroit.

SHAR House pronounced “share house” is a lifeline for disadvantaged individuals battling addiction. (clickondetroit.com)

5. ‘There was nothing to help me’: how the pandemic has worsened opioid addiction – The Guardian

Destiny Rozek, 22, of Holbrook, New York on Long Island has struggled with opioid addiction for the past four years, a struggle she said has worsened during America’s coronavirus pandemic. (theguardian.com)

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