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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 3, 2020

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Flattening The Mental Health CurveIn the last two weeks, the COVID-19 situation has become perhaps the single most disruptive event in recent history, impacting personal and professional lives around the globe.Amid COVID-19, a new push for telehealth to treat opioid use disorderThe medical community has been working to provide accessible treatment ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 27, 2020

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How I'm Coping with COVID-19 and Physical Distancing as a Person in Long-Term RecoveryCOVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is all we all seem to be hearing about lately. I feel like I'm living in some sci-fi movie, or an alternate universe.'One Day at a Time' Resonates in Today's Time of CrisisNothing in my nearly 18 years of recovery from addi...
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Message from the Middlesex County Office of Human Services

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At this time our nation is experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis due to the COVID-19 virus. The situation worldwide has required a rigorous response to slow down the spread of disease.It is important to remember that even in these times, you are not alone. Support continues to be available even when it is not face-to-face. There is an ...
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Carteret Middle School Students Participate in "Say Something" Program

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By Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development SpecialistDuring the first week of March, Carteret Middle School students and staff participated in Say Something Week. The program, created by non-profit organization the Sandy Hook Promise, teaches students to recognize and speak up about warning signs or threats of potential violence. This program em...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 20, 2020

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Addiction in Isolation Adjusting to video-chat 12-step meetingsMy philosophy on meeting attendance has always been that I only go when I feel like it and when I don't. Meeting attendance is the best treatment for my disease, and I don't ask myself if I'm in the mood, the same way a person on dialysis doesn't base their treatment on whether they fee...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 13, 2020

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The death toll of the opioid epidemic is higher than originally thought, researchers sayOpioid-related overdoses could be 28 percent higher than reported because of incomplete death records, researchers found in a study published Thursday.U.S. Kids Waiting a Little Longer to Try Alcohol, DrugsIt's never good news that kids are using drugs and alcoh...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 6, 2020

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Those Revived By Naloxone in New Brunswick Now Get Home VisitsActing Middlesex County Prosecutor Chris Kuberiet is launching several unorthodox measures to combat opiate addiction in Central Jersey, after 179 people died in Middlesex County in 2019 due to drug overdoses.Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ERToo many patien...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 28, 2020

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Job Problems Caused by AddictionA person suffering from a substance abuse disorder effects not only themselves, but their friends, family, co-workers, and managers. Letting drugs or alcohol effect your work life is a fast way to create resentment and a bad reputation.Tech addiction is a symptom of mental illness, not just a causeThe past decade has...
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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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