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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 13, 2019


Removing the stigma of opioid addiction is a corporate responsibility
Thirty years ago, when I first started in public relations, corporate social responsibility programs were mainly company-funded foundations that donated money to various charities and organizations.

One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report
Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency's latest report on global suicide estimates.

More states requiring mental health education
Experts recommend beginning as early as kindergarten, with a focus on age-appropriate instructional practices in areas like reducing stigma and obtaining and maintaining good mental health.

The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health
More teens and young adults — particularly girls and young women — are reporting being depressed and anxious, compared with comparable numbers from the mid-2000s.

NJ marijuana: Vacant Walmart in Readington to become production facility
One of the nation's largest cannabis companies will turn the vacant Walmart on Route 22 into a marijuana garden and medical marijuana production facility.

September is National Recovery Month (Recovery Mon...
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