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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 11, 2021

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Did a Ban on Flavored Vapes Raise Teen Smoking Rates?A ban on flavored vaping products in San Francisco may have increased high school students' use of conventional cigarettes, according to a new study. We're Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid CrisisJournalists have largely presented the overdose crisis as a story of three interconnected and...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 4, 2021

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How We Measure and Report 'Success' in Addiction Treatment MattersChronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United St...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 28, 2021

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HHS Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health CrisisThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding — the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for its mental health and substance use block g...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 21, 2021

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As the Covid-19 crisis ebbs in the U.S., experts brace for some to experience psychological falloutThe end of the emergency phase of the pandemic is in sight in the United States, at least for now. But as the weight of the crisis is lifted, experts are also anticipating a long-term impact on people's mental health. The pandemic brought addiction re...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 14, 2021

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Many Older Americans Aren't Telling Their Doctors They Use PotAging potheads are now past 50 and still puffing away, but new research shows that many don't disclose this to their doctors. Folks who use marijuana for medical reasons are more likely to tell their doctors about it than recreational users. Still, just a fraction of medical marijuana us...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 7, 2021

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Medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problemsA new study of nearly 5 million live births recorded in California from 2001 to 2012 found that babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorders at delivery were more likely to experience negative health outcomes, including preterm birth and low b...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 30, 2021

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Addiction Should Be Treated, Not PenalizedThe COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the large racial health disparities in the United States. Black Americans have experienced worse outcomes during the pandemic, continue to die at a greater rate than White Americans, and also suffer disproportionately from a wide range of other acute and chronic illness...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 23, 2021

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The Other Pandemic: Addiction Amid COVID-19COVID-19 has exacerbated one of the nation's worst pre-pandemic health crises: addiction, and the despair that comes with it. In West Virginia, those trying to help have witnessed the devastation firsthand.. Murphy Administration Seeks to Expand Program to Get Emergency Rooms to Use Fewer OpioidsAs part of...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 16, 2021

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NIH Lessons Learned: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Those Struggling With Substance Use DisordersFrancis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently spoke with Nora Volkow, MD, director of NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people struggling with sub...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 9, 2021

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Why Are Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Health Issues Not Getting Treatment?Over half of high-risk children in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services critical to their mental, emotional and physical well-being, new research warns. Conceptual framework for telehealth strategies to increase family involvement in treatment and re...
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