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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 15

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 15

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Cities that are trying to help low-level drug offenders beat their addictions are finding money in a previously untapped source: Obamacare

When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?
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The tragedy that 'chemsex' drugs can cause

At the beginning of last year, Henry Hendron would have been forgiven for thinking he had it all - a successful career as a barrister, representing high-profile figures and politicians, a flat in the heart of London, and a happy, loving relationship.
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Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

Scientists found lung cell abnormalities in those who smoke from the pipes occasionally
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Opioid Epidemic Spurs Rethink On Medication And Addiction

Drug treatment providers in California and elsewhere have relied for decades on abstinence and therapy to treat addicts. In recent years, they’ve turned to medication.
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Rebranding Recovery By Bringing A New Message To People Struggling With Addiction

In 1987, the PSA “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” was released. Following the launch of this campaign, and for the next 30 years, the societal perception of addiction was severely impacted by immense fear and growing shame.
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The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?

The controversy over the UK's new safe drinking guidelines revealed how much people within a country can disagree about drinking. It turns out that countries disagree with each other, too.
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Researchers find direct link to alcohol, breast cancer risk

A UH professor and his team have discovered a direct link between alcohol and breast cancer risk by identifying a cancer-causing gene that is triggered by alcohol consumption.
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Health Officials Call for Less Aggressive Treatment of Pain

Amid alarm over painkiller addiction, letter seeks stricter approach in hospitals and clinics
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College Students’ Alcohol Consumption Changes Throughout The Year: The Peaks Of Binge Drinking

To college students, drinking alcohol is a rite of passage; roughly four out of five students admit to doing it.
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