1. College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder than their non-disabled peers. (medicalxpress.com)

2. Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID-19

Substance use disorder is associated with a higher risk for COVID-19 than that seen in the general population, as well as worse outcomes. (psychiatryadvisor.com)

3. This was the safety zone for them’: Fire damages recovery house in NE Calgary

A recent house fire in Falconridge destroyed more than just a home. The property that went up in flames early Friday afternoon on Fallingworth Bay Northeast was a recovery house, part of the Oxford Foundation, a non-profit aimed at helping people overcoming addiction. (ctvnews.ca)

4. Panic button helping to save lives amid overdose crisis, says Vancouver company

British Columbia in the midst of an overdose crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Vancouver company has developed a new device to help save the lives of people using drugs while self-isolating. (bc.ctvnews.ca)

5. Michigan city decriminalizes magic mushrooms, other psychedelic plants

The Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council unanimously voted this week to essentially decriminalize a wide range of psychedelic drugs, including psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, and ayahuasca. (foxnews.com)

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