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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 7, 2019


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Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response
A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic.

Medical Schools Are Changing The Way They Teach Treatment For Pain, Opioid Addiction
We visit a med school that's teaching a new generation of doctors to start with empathy as they rethink their entire approach to treating patients with opioid addiction disorders.

Addiction Treatment Denied For Many, Study Finds
When people who are addicted to opioids make the difficult decision to quit, the last thing they need to face are barriers to treatment.

'Well' Explores The Social And Political Underpinnings Of Health
The typical American conversation about health focuses on personal choice as a key driver — the foods we choose to eat, the number of steps we log each day, the doctors we visit and the medicines we take. But epidemiologist Sandro Galea says that way of thinking is the wrong way.

Mental illness: is there really a global epidemic?
There are dozens of different kinds of mental illness, from common disorders that affect tens of millions of people such as depression and anxiety, to rarer afflictions like paraphilia (sexual compulsion) and trichotillomania (a compulsion to remove hair).

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show
A review analyzing the results of 22 randomized clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults.

Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Number
Carteret GSA kicks off Pride month

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