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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 10, 2020

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Suicide: The hidden risk of addiction and mental health issuesIt can be difficult for a person who suffers from addiction and mental health issues to ask for help. Tragically, the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health can make a person feel worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Addiction and mental health issues also affect the lives of loved...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 26, 2020

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A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial CollapseFewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it's not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and alcohol addiction treatment, ...
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Pathways Quarantine Activities

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What was virtual programming or remote learning like for the students who are involved in Pathways School Based Youth Services at Carteret High School? I can tell you there was a lot going on from the day we were sent home! In fact, during quarantine, Pathways SBYSP had over 850 student contacts, served 222 unduplicated students and provided more t...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 19, 2020

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'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American StreetsA new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn.Substance Abuse Risks Rise Amid Pandemic As Workers Return To JobsEmployers should be on alert as the risk of increased substance misuse among employees could be on the rise...
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JUN
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Students from The PATH Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist, The PATHSince the start of COVID-19, it feels as though our lives have been turned upside down. The same holds true for the millions of students whose school lives have suddenly been disrupted. The stress of the pandemic – mixed with the academic pressures of virtual learning and the physical se...
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JUN
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Incorruptible Us Member Creates Powerful PSA for NJ Teens in Quarantine

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By: Wellspring StaffThe last several months have been difficult on all of us, especially students who have been isolated from their friends during the COVID-19 quarantine. This extended isolation has taken a toll on our youth's mental health, and many teens are unsure of where to turn during these trying times.In honor of National Mental Health Mon...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 12, 2020

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People Can't Access Addiction Treatment Or Support Because Of The Pandemic And It's 'Very Problematic,' Say ExpertsCoronavirus is significantly disrupting essential treatment and support services for people suffering with substance abuse disorders, according to a new report released by the Addiction Policy Forum on Tuesday.New Jersey Attorney Gener...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 5, 2020

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10 Ways Employers Can Support Their Staff's Mental Health RemotelyMany reports and predictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic show that there is a silent wave we must fight off–the mental health wave.Could All Those 'Quarantinis' Lead to Drinking Problems?Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consi...
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Feeling Cooped Up? Try These Family-Friendly Survival Strategies

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By Hugh Anthony Wallace, PreventionistSeveral months into our new "normal," things have become quasi-organized and some sort of school and work structures have been put in place in the home. Every square inch of the home has been sanitized and cleaned – in fact I'm pretty sure you can eat off the floors now, providing you use a plate.But now the it...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 29, 2020

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Kaiser releases detailed, eye-opening report about youth mental healthFindings: Nearly 25 percent of at-risk youth say they don't feel safe; and 98 percent have experienced more than one traumatic event before age 18. Click for moreNew designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and IndianaA new synthetic opiate may be contributing ...
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