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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 12, 2019

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The Importance of Prevention in Addressing the Opioid Crisis As our communities, healthcare systems, and government agencies join in the effort to reverse the epidemic of opioid overdoses and solve the opioid crisis, it is not enough to focus all our resources on treating people who are already addicted to opioids. Click for more Fun without alcoho...
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Not All Arguments to Legalize Marijuana Should Be Believed

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator With the topic of legalizing marijuana increasing in popularity, controversy regarding safety and other public health concerns come into question. Research from an October 2018 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization. Timothy Hsiao, a professor ...
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Nutrition Tips For Recovering Substance Users

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Contributed by By Sally Perkins Although often overlooked, nutrition plays a key role in an addict's long term recovery process, according to Today's Dietitian. While teaching about the dangers of substance abuse , recovery specialists should also educate concerned individuals on the use of medical nutrition therapy in helping drug addicts. MNT for...
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Pathways SBYSP GSA Recognized by Carteret Mayor

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Content written by Anna Pepe,Clinical Supervisor - Pathways Pride month is in full swing and the Gender & Sexuality Alliance at Carteret High School (CHS) has had a busy month.  After kicking off Pride month at the Jersey Pride parade, students had the opportunity to plan and participate in the 3rd annual Pride Flag raising event in Carter...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 28, 2019

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Greetings everyone. Our Weekly News & Policy Update will not publish next Friday, July 5th. Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th weekend! Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers' growing use of highly poten...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 21, 2019

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8 truths about mental health you might want to consider At the Mental Health America conference in Washington, D.C., Deseret News reporters have been listening and learning. Here are eight things that might surprise you. Click for more Suicide rates among young people reach their highest level since 2000 One teenage girl is working to prevent youth...
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WISE Program Implemented in Highland Park

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Over the past 6 weeks, we had the pleasure of participating in the Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program at the Highland Park Senior/Youth Center. The WISE program is a wellness and prevention program for older adults, designed to help them celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices. It provides valuable educational s...
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Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Number

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Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. Monitoring the Future, an annual survey that measures drug and alcohol use of 8 th , 10 th , and 12 th graders has found that teen vaping is on the rise. In 2018, past-year vaping for each grade was: 8 th grade: 17.6...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 7, 2019

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Please note: Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, June 14th. We will return on Friday, June 21st. Thank you! Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Princip...
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Carteret GSA kicks off Pride month

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Anna Pepe, Supervisor - Pathways To kick off Pride Month, Pathways Gender & Sexuality Alliance had the privilege of joining the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice during the parade through Asbury Park at New Jersey's annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration on June 2nd.This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and the streets of ...
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