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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 9, 2018

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Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New Threat

Fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid, is now showing up in crack cocaine and causing life-threatening overdoses
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A Rural Community Decided To Treat Its Opioid Problem Like A Natural Disaster

When he was police chief of Stanwood, Wash., population 7,000, Ty Trenary thought rural communities like his were immune from the opioid crisis.
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Opioid Antidote Can Save Lives, But Deciding When To Use It Can Be Challenging

On a 90-degree afternoon in July, under the shade of a tree in Philadelphia's McPherson Square Park, I watched a couple sit down, prepare syringes and inject drugs.
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Social Stigma Is One Reason The Opioid Crisis Is Hard To Confront

There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma. It often extends beyond users themselves, to their families..
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6 campaigns examining drug and alcohol addiction

In America, the drug epidemic is at an all-time high. Drugs and alcohol disease awareness ads seem to focus on the “shock factor” for their point of view.
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Stress during childhood doubles risk of depression, drug addiction

A recent study was conducted to understand the targets of childhood stress to suggest new strategies for intervention.
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The Problem With Being Perfect

A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it.
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Confronting Stigma in the Opioid Crisis

Treating any form of addiction can be challenging, but treating the disorder while simultaneously confronting the stigma that comes with it creates a new host of issues to overcome.
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