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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 14, 2022

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More than a million Americans have died from overdoses during the opioid epidemic Deaths due to drug overdose have topped a million for the first time since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting data on the problem more than two decades ago. Opioid overdoses are killing Americans. Improving access to methadone can save liv...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 7, 2022

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Making Addiction Treatment More Realistic And Pragmatic: The Perfect Should Not Be The Enemy Of The Good The magnitude of the drug overdose crisis demands out-of-the-box thinking and willingness to jettison old, unhelpful, and unsupported assumptions about what treatment and recovery need to look like. Among them is the traditional view that abstin...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 23, 2021

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Greetings friends. The Board of Directors and staff of Wellspring Center for Prevention wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. Note that the weekly ATOD Recap will not publish next week. "Schizophrenia" Still Carries a Stigma. Will Changing the Name Help? For example, he said, suppose a teenage patient goes to t...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 17, 2021

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As Overdose Deaths Soar, White House Announces Harm Reduction Program With opioid-driven drug overdoses reaching record levels, the White House is turning away from punishment and toward treatment Rep. Norcross Announces Bill to Increase Access to and Modernize Opioid Use Disorder Treatment U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) announced the i...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 10, 2021

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs Officials in New York City say the first government-approved supervised drug injection sites in the nation began offering services to people with addiction. The program is part of the city's "harm reduction" strategy designed to reduce an unprecedented surge of ove...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 3, 2021

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Over 100,000 Americans Died From Drug Overdoses in One Year: Report New government data confirms what many have suspected: The pandemic has prompted a record number of drug overdose deaths, with more than 100,000 Americans succumbing to addiction as COVID-19 raged across the country. Pot Use in Pregnancy May Harm the Fetus Marijuana use in pregnanc...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 19, 2021

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AHA News: Cannabis Use Disorder May Be Linked to Growing Number of Heart Attacks in Younger Adults At a time of increasing legalization of marijuana, a growing number of people under 50 diagnosed with cannabis use disorder were later hospitalized for a heart attack, new research has found. Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken drivin...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 12, 2021

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Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds They found the number of people who got a liver transplant or were put on a waiting list due to alcoholic hepatitis was 50% higher than what was forecast based on pre-pandemic trends. Improving Behavioral Health Services in the Time of COVID-19 and Racial Inequ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 5, 2021

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Biden Admin Signals Shift To Harm Reduction Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has indicated that the war on drugs may be in the midst of a sea change (and so too the Biden administration's drug policy); late last month, Becerra told NPR that as far as harm reduction strategies concerned with mitigating damage from dr...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 29, 2021

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Drug overdose death increases straining first responders on the scene An increase in drug overdose deaths is putting a strain on first responders, prompting the development of new strategies to better help people with addiction and training mechanisms to teach paramedics, police and firefighters how to cope with what they experience on the job once...
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