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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 22, 2021

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Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in an effort U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says will help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health. Teen vapers have few...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 15, 2021

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Living in Recovery: What Works? NIH HEAL Initiative research aims to help people stay in recovery long-term Gen Z's battle with social media addiction "Our childhoods were stolen," says 21-year-old Rikki Schlott, who has had an Instagram account since she was 11. Recently, Facebook has come under fire for the impact its apps can have on teens and t...
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OCT
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Your Guide to Safety for Your Teenage Children

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The teenage years can be some of the most challenging and overwhelming years of your child's life. While you might assume your child is safer while at home with you, the freedom from school and other responsibilities can lead to increased peer pressure and experimentation. Here's your go-to guide to safety for your teens. Lock up any dangerous...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 8, 2021

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Harm reduction and addiction treatment need infrastructure investment Science and clinical practice have shown that properly treated addiction is not an intractable illness — it can be prevented, and it can be managed. Yet, over the past decade, we have made little progress in ending the overdose and addiction epidemics. The DEA Is Warning Of A Ris...
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OCT
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Pathways Students Recognize National Suicide Prevention Month

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By Lauren Balkan, Deputy Director September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the 2nd leading cause of death for children, teens and young adults ages 10-34. Rates of suicide have been on the rise for years. From 2000 to 2018, the rate has increased by 35%. Although NJ has one of the...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 1, 2021

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Mental Health: Eradicating the stigma through media, education, and real-life exposure Substantial stigma over minority groups in our civilization has occurred for hundreds of years. While much of the stigma has been diminished, the stigma surrounding mentally ill and/or neurodivergent individuals is still happening. However, it can be easy to over...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 24, 2021

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Marijuana use soars among college students while alcohol use drops: research A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that marijuana use among college students is soaring as alcohol consumption drops. In its "Monitoring the Future" report, the NIH found that 44 percent of college students reported using marijuana in the past year, a 6-...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 17, 2021

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Harnessing Harm-Reduction Methods to Combat the Opioid Crisis Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, such as carfentanil, are driving an opioid overdose crisis in North America.1 In 2019 alone, there were 3831 opioid-related deaths in Canada and 47,600 fatalities involving opioids in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the tragic...
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SEP
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Why Developing Decision-Making Skills at a Young Age Is Important

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Decision-making affects everyday life. We learn these skills over time — from the people around us. Kids, who begin life acting on impulse, need help from adults to develop healthy decision-making habits. Here's why it's important to help kids develop decision-making skills at an early age. What are decision-making skills? Decision-making is more t...
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Just a Reminder - September is Recovery Month

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Every September we acknowledge National Recovery Month. This is a national observance designed to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The 2021 National Recovery Month theme is "Recovery is For Everyone: Every Pers...
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