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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 21, 2019

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8 truths about mental health you might want to consider
At the Mental Health America conference in Washington, D.C., Deseret News reporters have been listening and learning. Here are eight things that might surprise you.

Suicide rates among young people reach their highest level since 2000
One teenage girl is working to prevent youth suicides and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

A New Approach to Addiction Treatment
We need to create learning laboratories where researchers interact directly with patients

Fewer Americans are drinking alcohol—so bars and brewers are adapting
This summer when it comes time to celebrate with friends, it's more likely someone in the group will be raising a glass with a beverage that doesn't have alcohol.

How NJ's suicide/drugs/alcohol deaths compare to other states
They're known as deaths of despair — lives lost prematurely to suicide, alcohol and drugs. Compared to other states, New Jersey performs quite well on two of these measures, but alarmingly poor on the other.

Colorado makes gains fighting U.S. opioid overdose death rate
As the United States grapples with record-breaking numbers of suicides and overdose deaths, a modest drop in overdose fatalities in Colorado in 2018 has doctors cautiously optimistic that a new statewide program to cut down on the over-prescription of opioids is working.

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