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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 21, 2020

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Injected heroin use still near all-time highs in U.S., may explain hepatitis-C riseHeroin use by injection has leveled off in recent years but had been rising steadily for more than a decade, a study finds.Super drug called 'gray death' shouldn't be touched or inhaled, police sayTerrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter addressed recent social medi...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 14, 2020

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In Addiction Recovery, a Matter of the MindMindfulness holds promise as a treatment for those struggling to curb their substance misuse, researchers say.Potential gene therapy to combat cocaine addictionHave you ever slipped when trying to avoid sugar, quit smoking, or break another habit or addiction? Usually that one piece of cake or one cigarett...
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Wellspring. Celebrating 40 Years of Community Service.

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Quick. What do you give someone on the occasion of a 40th anniversary?Well, it would seem that the traditional 40th wedding anniversary has always been synonymous with the ruby. Why? With the stone's bright red hue, it's only fitting that rubies symbolize the strong love that's lasted for 40 years. If you want to go the "nontraditional" way, then y...
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2020 National Drug Control Policy Released

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By: Valerie Acevedo, Wellspring InternThe Office of National Drug Control Policy recently released the 2020 National Drug Control Strategy. This is the administration's second strategy to address the challenge of drug use and trafficking. Historically, drug addiction has taken the lives of many. In 2017, there were more than 70,200 drug overdose de...
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About COA Awareness Week

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy DirectorCOA (Children of Addiction, formerly Children of Alcoholics) Awareness Week is recognized each year world-wide during the week in which Valentine's Day occurs. It is an opportunity for schools, agencies and communities to recognize the challenges that children and teens impacted by a family member's struggle with addi...
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Presenting Alternatives to Spring Break

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By: Valerie Acevedo, Wellspring InternPerhaps the most famous part of the college experience, other than cramming for and taking finals, is Spring Break. During this time, no classes are held on campus for at least one week. This recess allows students to take a break from their studies about half-way through the semester. Pupils take advantage of ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 7, 2020

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Weed? CBD? New products, new laws are causing confusion in the workplaceFrom makeup and oils to capsules for stress relief, cannabis-based goods are flowing into the marketplace. But while they may not get you high, they can still cause you problems at work.One Woman's Mission to Change Our Country's Relationship with AlcoholAlcohol misuse is relat...
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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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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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Many Pharmacies Don’t Provide Instructions on How to Dispose of Unused Opioids

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Many pharmacies don't provide patients with instructions on how to properly dispose of unused opioids and antibiotics, according to a new study.Researchers surveyed California pharmacies, and found that fewer than half provided disposal instructions that met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, Time reports.The study found 43% of pharmacy...
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