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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 15, 2019

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U.S. Prosecutors Sue To Stop Nation's First Supervised Injection Site For Opioids

After months of threats, federal prosecutors in Philadelphia launched a legal challenge on Wednesday against the nonprofit Safehouse, which is hoping to open what could be the nation's first site where people with opioid addiction can use drugs under medical supervision..
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Making OxyContin 'Tamper Proof' Helped Spread Hepatitis C

An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests..
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Where Marijuana Is Legal, Many Teens Drive While High

In states where marijuana is legal, teens smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel of a car is common, a new study finds.
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Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth

Recommending that pregnant women not drink alcohol has been called old-fashioned and even patriarchal. So, as a feminist, my opinion may come as a surprise.
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Cascade of Care model recommended for opioid crisis

A team of NIDA-funded scientists has offered a critical look at how to build an improved framework of care for the identification and treatment of people with opioid use disorder (OUD).
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Opinion: This is the surprising reason why Americans have dramatically shifted their views on legalizing pot

American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24% of Americans supported legalization.
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When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

In an effort to reduce opioid addiction, doctors are cutting back on pain medication — and sometimes leaving patients to suffer.
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Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get Treatment

If you're worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company.
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Researchers find a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority American youth

Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance abuse.
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Smoking and drinking during pregnancy – stigma drives women to secrecy

A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private.
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