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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 20, 2019

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Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers. From removing doors to checking sleeves, U.S. schools seek to snuff out vaping Students caught vaping in school can expect a lot more than a warning or detention in one North Texas district startin...
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September is National Senior Center Month

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September is National Senior Center Month—your opportunity to showcase your senior center and promote a positive image of aging. The 2019 theme is: Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well! This September, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well. Senior centers are the key fo...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 13, 2019

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Removing the stigma of opioid addiction is a corporate responsibility Thirty years ago, when I first started in public relations, corporate social responsibility programs were mainly company-funded foundations that donated money to various charities and organizations. One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report Despite ...
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5 Things Parents Need to Know About Back to School & Mental Health

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By Marjorie Morrison, CEO & President of Psych Hub It's that time of the year again that parents both love and dread. As we begin the back-to-school season, it's important to pay attention to your child's mental health just as much as their physical health. As a parent of three, I've seen firsthand how important it is to monitor your family's m...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 6, 2019

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More states requiring mental health education Experts recommend beginning as early as kindergarten, with a focus on age-appropriate instructional practices School-Based Drug Prevention Programs Drug prevention programs are a significant part of the national strategy to reduce the prevalence of substance use disorders. Schools are an important setti...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 30, 2019

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College educated women drink more booze While the gap is shrinking between men and women who drink, the new research finds variations in the amount and frequency women drink based on age, race, education, marital status, and other factors. Nearly half of all patients wouldn't tell their doctor if they were suicidal or depressed, new study finds Nea...
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It’s hard being a girl

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By Jenna Bonstein, Preventionist Being a young girl or woman can be hard for so many different reasons. Social pressure from peers to think and act a certain way, as well as the impact social media has on today's youth, just make things harder. Adolescence is a time for young girls to form their own identity. But has become increasingly more challe...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even childre...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It? Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geogr...
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Being a Parent in Today’s World

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Have you ever wondered what struggles other parents or caregivers of teens encounter when dealing with drugs and alcohol today? With vaping on the rise, the legalization of marijuana spreading across the country, and the influence of social media, we were curious as to how parents deal with these new challenges facing their families. The staff of w...
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