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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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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 10, 2021

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Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows Whether you smoke it, vape it or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack. Adults under 45 years old who consumed cannabis within the last 30 days, suffered from nearly double the number of heart attac...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 3, 2021

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Is it Legal to Buy and Sell CBD Cannabis? CBD consumption has increased in recent years due to numerous published studies and media coverage of its health benefits. However, although there has been a great increase in CBD consumption, some countries still have a legal vacuum. That is, it still does not have a specific legislative regulation. 'We're...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 27, 2021

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College Freshmen Drank Less as Pandemic Began Here's an unexpected silver lining to the pandemic: New research shows there was a decline in overall drinking and binge drinking among U.S. college freshmen during the early months of the new coronavirus' spread across America. Medically, legally, and morally, emergency departments cannot ignore addict...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 20, 2021

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Changes in drinking days among United States adults during the COVID-19 pandemic The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an international emergency that has dramatically changed daily life. This global pandemic is expected to have lasting effects on individual well-being including increased prevalence of psychological distress [1-3]. The pandemic ha...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 13, 2021

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Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their Doctors Plenty of seniors may struggle with problem drinking, but a new study shows that less than half of them discuss their alcohol use with their health care providers. The Importance of Restricting Youth Access to Marijuana in the Age of Legalization: Lessons Learned From Tobacco Control Efforts ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 6, 2021

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Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated...
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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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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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