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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 5, 2021

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NJ Human Services To Expand Availability Medication Assisted Addiction TreatmentThe New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is planning to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder through five new regional contracts with opioid treatment program (OTP)...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 26, 2021

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As Pot Legalization Spreads, More Teens Are Lighting UpAs pot gains in acceptance among adults, teenagers appear to be more tempted to try it, a new study out of California finds. After the state legalized marijuana use for adults in 2016, teens' use of the drug also climbed after years of steady decline. Health care workers replaced Denver cops in...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

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Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 PandemicThese findings suggest that ED care seeking shifts during a pandemic, underscoring the need to integrate mental health, substance use, and violence screening and prevention services into response activities during publi...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 12, 2021

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NJ Human Services to Expand Availability of Medication that Supports Recovery from AddictionNew Program Will Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment that Aids in Recovery from Opioids Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who's taking care of them?USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen mental health workers who told us the...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 5, 2021

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We Need To Talk About Another Pandemic Mental Health Crisis: Therapist BurnoutThere is a clear mental health crisis and growing need for care in the United States. A recent Gallup poll showed American's assessment of their own mental health is "worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades." Cannabis Companies Are Ready to RollThe haz...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 29, 2021

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As More Legal Pot Dispensaries Open, More Young Adults Start UsingAs more states legalize marijuana and more shops begin to sell it, more young adults are using pot and developing drug-use disorders, a new study finds. For the study, researchers looked at young adults in Los Angeles County before and after retail sale of recreational marijuana was ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 22, 2021

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A Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction Proves Effective In New Trial.For the first time, a medication regime has been found effective for some patients with meth addiction in a large, placebo-controlled trial. It's welcome news for those working with the growing number of people struggling with meth addiction.. 10 of the Best Podcasts About Mental ...
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How to Become a CADC in New Jersey: Your Step-by-Step Guide

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If you're an aspiring substance abuse counselor in the state of New Jersey, you can obtain either a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensing. A CADC works with individuals struggling with substance use disorders and their families to put them on the path to recovery....
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 15, 2021

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The Coming Mental Health TsunamiOn October 24, 2020, against the backdrop of a presidential election, the third wave of COVID-19 hit the U.S. Americans were already sick. With mental healthcare inaccessible to many Americans and a 35% increase in annual suicide rates from 1999 to 2018 according to the CDC, an epidemic was already festering.. Impact...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 8, 2021

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A pharmacy resolution for 2021: let's improve the way patients with addiction are treatedThere's evidence that community pharmacy's disrespect for people with addiction is deterring them from seeking the drug treatments designed to aid their recovery — putting them at risk of drug-related death. America's Hidden Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs, Addicti...
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