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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 30, 2021

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More Americans Gaining Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment, But Race Matters Opioid addiction treatment has become more widely available to Medicaid recipients under the Affordable Care Act, but Black patients are much less likely than white patients to get that treatment, a new study finds. New Report from the Legal Action Center Finds that Denyi...
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Connecting to CMS Students Virtually During the Pandemic

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By Christina Lavigne, ClinicianOver the last year and a half, the pandemic has made us get creative with how to connect to others while remaining socially/physically distant. All schools had to make difficult decisions regarding reopening while thinking about the safety of their students and staff. Carteret Middle School utilized the hybrid mo...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 23, 2021

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Soared to All-Time High in 2020 Deaths due to drug overdose in the United States surged to a record-breaking level during the pandemic last year, according to a report released July 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. The rise from 72,000 fatalities in 2019 to 93,0...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 16, 2021

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Alcohol Still a Threat in Too Many American Pregnancies: Study More than half of American babies are exposed to at least some alcohol before they are born -- and for 8 out of 10, it happens before their mothers even realize they're pregnant, according to a Yale University study. 1 in 4 People With Anxiety, Depression Couldn't Get Care During Pandem...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 9, 2021

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New research shows vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction Amy Daeschel is a woman in long-term recovery. "What that means to me is I haven't found it necessary to use a drink or a drug since August 23, 2017," Daeschel said. Daeschel had a successful life until she had multiple foot surgeries at the age of 37. She was prescribed oxycon...
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Teen’s Educational, Movie-Like Video Project Wins #Drivingskills101 PSA Contest

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In the minds of many teenagers, a driver's license equates to freedom, fun, and more time spent with friends. While getting a license can be all of those things and more, there are dangers that young drivers need to be educated about and fully prepared for before they hit the road. Organizations like SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) an...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 2, 2021

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Illegal drugs trade goes digital for pandemic Like supermarkets, restaurants and purveyors of sourdough bread, the illegal drugs trade went digital to serve its customers during lockdown, and could stay that way when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Europe's drugs agency said on Wednesday. Strategies for Effectively Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds...
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Teens’ Creativity Shines Through in Middlesex County’s ‘Don’t Drive Dangerously’ PSA Contest

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For teenagers everywhere, learning to drive and getting a driver's license is an exciting rite of passage. It's also an enormous responsibility, and it's important for teens to understand the consequences of dangerous driving — especially when alcohol and other substances are involved. In 2000, Middlesex County, New Jersey launched its very first D...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 25, 2021

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis and Racism: A Long, Troubled History The enduring racial gap in the opiate addiction rate stems largely from racist 19th-century medical beliefs about Black bodies, coupled with substandard medical care provided to Black Civil War troops. FDA Must Do More to Stop Youth Vaping, House Members Say "The alternative is going ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 18, 2021

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Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To CopeVictoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else's. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursing hangovers, but she couldn't have a problem, she thought. Addressing Racial And Ethni...
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