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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 24, 2020

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U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as ThoughtDrugs may kill twice as many Americans as government records suggest, a new study claims..Methadone can help people beat opioid addiction — if they can afford it"I'm on a hamster wheel of trying to figure out how to pay this price. It just never ends."America's Favorite PoisonWhatever happened to th...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 17, 2020

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Bill to Require Depression Screening for Students Passes Full LegislatureIn an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy have sponsored a bill to mandate annual depression screenings for certain students in public schools..Cannabis edibles may present un...
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JAN
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Do You Know How to Recognize & Respond to Bullying?

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Bullying touches the lives of at least one out of every four children in the U.S. In this year alone, approximately 13 million youth from preschool to high school will experience it. Yet, many parents do not even know their child is a victim. One study revealed that as many as 64% of youth who were bullied did not tell a parent, teacher or any othe...
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JAN
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The Power of Youth Advocacy

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 By Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist On January 8, 2020, the Coalition for Healthy Communities held their first meeting of 2020. The spotlight was on Nora and Yashi, both juniors at South Brunswick High School and the state youth advisory board members of Incorruptible Us, New Jersey's statewide youth anti-vaping campaign. The girls opened...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 10, 2020

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Pharmacies Don't Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and AntibioticsA team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of d...
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JAN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 3, 2020

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Are Online Psychiatry And Psychotherapy The Next Frontier In Digital Health?In 2017, the World Health Organization declared that mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. However, there are not enough professionals to reach the huge number of people affected, and the shortage of treatment options is only getting worse. ...
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DEC
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Pathways’ P.A.L.S Trip to Habitat for Humanity

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician @ PathwaysThe students of the Pathways'' P.A.L.S community service club participated in the Morristown Habitat for Humanity ground breaking on Thursday October 24th. The students were very excited to be a part of the beginning stages of this new home. Youth members played a major role in assisting with the construction. Th...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 20, 2019

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During this season of reflection, we pause to express our sincere gratitude, and send you best wishes for a joyous holiday.Opioid-Addicted Babies Cost U.S. More Than $500 Million AnnuallyBabies born addicted to opioids cost the U.S. health care system more than half a billion dollars a year, a new study finds.Kratom is widely available in gas stati...
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DEC
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Pathways’ PALS2PALS Leadership & Mentoring Initiative Fall & Winter Fun

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician @ PathwaysPALS2PALS Leadership & Mentoring Initiative was recently created as a subsection of the P.A.L.S community service club at The Pathways program, at Carteret High School. This initiative aims to provide high school mentors and their middle school mentees with monthly collaborative activities that build and sust...
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DEC
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Wellspring’s The PATH Expands Services to South Plainfield School District.

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By Lisa Lussier, Clinician at The PathIt has been about two months since Wellspring's School-Based Clinical Services Division, The PATH, expanded into the South Plainfield School District.There is one clinician who works primarily in the high school, providing counseling and supportive services to students, and on occasion is asked to assist in one...
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