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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019


Sober Houses In A Gray Area Between 'Over-Regulating And Under-Regulating'
Sober houses are places where addicts can continue their recovery after completing formal medical treatment. Falmouth has one of the highest number of these homes per capita of any town in Massachusetts, in part due to the presence of the addiction treatment center Gosnold.

The Long And Winding Road To Mental Health Care For Your Kid
For several months last spring and summer, my teen daughter, Caroline, experienced near-daily bouts of depression and debilitating panic attacks.

 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.

It's time to remove the barriers, stigma around mental healthcare
Mental health is costing employers big bucks and it may be because workers aren't getting the treatment they need.

Prospects for N.J. legal weed bill looking grim, insiders say. It may be put in voters' hands — next year.
After more than a year of stops and starts, hope is dimming for New Jersey's leaders to convince enough state lawmakers to vote for a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, NJ Advance Media has learned.

F.D.A. Permits the Sale of IQOS, a New Tobacco Device
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it would permit the sale of IQOS, a "heat not burn" tobacco device made by Philip Morris International, in the United States.

National Prevention Week 2019
Using Telehealth to Combat Substance Abuse

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