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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It?
Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geographical heart of the city's overdose crisis. People call the mobile clinic the "bupe bus."

Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths
The United States is in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history.

'Conversation-based' activities reduce mental illness stigma among college students
'Conversation-based' activities reduce mental illness stigma among college studentsCollege students who participate in fun, peer-directed activities that openly and honestly address mental illness are significantly less likely to stigmatize people with these conditions, according to a new study led by researchers at Indiana University.

The Truth About Painkiller Addiction
Amid an opioid crisis, authorities overestimated the danger of prescription painkillers—while doing too little to identify patients at risk of addiction.

CBD crazy? You'll be surprised by how many Americans use cannabidiol products
Is America on the verge of going CBD-crazy? There's some evidence that we're headed that way.

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