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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 17, 2020

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Bill to Require Depression Screening for Students Passes Full LegislatureIn an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy have sponsored a bill to mandate annual depression screenings for certain students in public schools..Cannabis edibles may present un...
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JAN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 10, 2020

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Pharmacies Don't Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and AntibioticsA team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of d...
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JAN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 3, 2020

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Are Online Psychiatry And Psychotherapy The Next Frontier In Digital Health?In 2017, the World Health Organization declared that mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. However, there are not enough professionals to reach the huge number of people affected, and the shortage of treatment options is only getting worse. ...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 20, 2019

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During this season of reflection, we pause to express our sincere gratitude, and send you best wishes for a joyous holiday.Opioid-Addicted Babies Cost U.S. More Than $500 Million AnnuallyBabies born addicted to opioids cost the U.S. health care system more than half a billion dollars a year, a new study finds.Kratom is widely available in gas stati...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 13, 2019

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'Warm' Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats UpUnlike a hotlines, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis.Built For Counterterrorism, This High-Tech Machine Is Now Helping Fight FentanylSarah Mackin runs a cotton swab around the inside of a tiny plastic baggie that appears to be empty....
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 6, 2019

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Commentary: Supervised injection sites are enabling, but necessaryPeople living in addiction are experts at enabling other people to enable them. Their expertise is part of a survival strategy for the addicted individual and the addiction itself.Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisisIn the last several years, life expectancy fell...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 22, 2019

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Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish next week!On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff at Wellspring, We're sending each of you our warm wishes from home to home and from heart to heart to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminders of the wonderful things in life.Physical activity target...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 15, 2019

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The changing face of the US opioid epidemic: Middle-aged black adults see rise in deathsAbout 48,000 people lost their lives to opioids in 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, according to a new study. Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, accounted for almost two-thirds of those deaths.A Medication To Treat Meth Addiction? So...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 8, 2019

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Meth Is Top Drug in the West for Overdose DeathsFentanyl remains the top drug in overdose deaths nationwide, but methamphetamine is becoming more prevalentThe Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just 1 YearThere's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it.Ma...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 1, 2019

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Marijuana breathalyzer test could be ready for market in 2020: ReportA device that can test whether people are high on pot could hit the streets as early as late next year.When Teen Drinking Becomes a DisorderWhy are some adolescents more vulnerable than others to excessive and risky alcohol use?.Most Americans think there is stigma associated with...
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