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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 3, 2019

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 What to know about rising Sober Curious movement
A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to live hangover free."

What's Driving the Rise in Teen Depression?
Examining the contributing factors that have led to the increase.

 A Barren Landscape for Meth Treatment
As potent forms of the drug flood U.S. communities, help for users is limited.

One side: Teen suicides spiked month after Netflix's drama '13 Reasons Why' premiered
Suicide rates for teens saw a sharp increase in the month following the release of the Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why," according to a study.

And the other: Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' may reduce suicide risk for young adults who watch to the end
With the third season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why set to premiere later this year, controversies over the show's impact on teen suicide and mental health continue.

How Drug Companies Helped Shape a Shifting, Biological View Of Mental Illness
Historian and Harvard professor Anne Harrington believes that pharmaceutical companies have played an oversized role in determining how mental illness is treated in the United States — leading to a rise in the use of antidepressant drugs.

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