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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 25, 2019


Parents with Mental Health Conditions Are 8 Times as Likely as Parents without Mental Health Conditions to Have Contact with Child Protective Services, National Survey Shows

Involvement with child protective services (CPS) can have detrimental effects on children and parents alike. This study provided updated information about the prevalence of parenting among individuals with a serious mental illness and established the first contemporaneous and comparative national prevalence estimates of CPS involvement for parents with and without a serious mental illness.
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Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women

America's drug crisis is taking a deadly toll on a group you might not expect: middle-aged women. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that drug overdose deaths among females aged 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.
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Covering Debt to Curb Addiction

A National Health Service Corps loan repayment program aims to boost the country’s ranks of providers fighting the opioid crisis.
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Meth’s Resurgence Spotlights Lack Of Meds To Combat The Addiction

In 2016, news reports warned the public of an opioid epidemic gripping the nation.
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The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine.
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Do drug treatment facilities really lower property values? Finally, an answer

When it comes to rehab centers, many people think ‘not in my backyard’
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Are Narcan parties real? 'Sounds like something for Hollywood,' addiction expert says

Have you heard the rumor about a bunch of drug users having a "Narcan party?"
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Risk for developing more than one mental health disorder revealed

The risk of developing a second mental health disorder after an initial diagnosis is increased.
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Mental illness in the family raises marijuana risks. Parents, please talk to your teens.

A mentally ill relative increases the psychosis risk of marijuana use. Have that painful conversation with your kids. It could change their lives.
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'Circles' could offer promising outcomes after incarceration for people with serious mental illness

In the United States, adults with a serious mental illness make up a disproportionate number of inmates in prisons. While an estimated 10.4 million American adults have a serious mental illness—4.2 percent of the general population—people with a serious mental illness comprise 16 percent of the prison population.
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