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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 20, 2019

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Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too
The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers.

From removing doors to checking sleeves, U.S. schools seek to snuff out vaping
Students caught vaping in school can expect a lot more than a warning or detention in one North Texas district starting this fall. They will be forced to attend a special, isolated disciplinary school for a month..

Is This Typical Teenage Behavior or a Warning Sign of Mental Illness?
Any parent of a teenager knows, teens can be moody, distant, and defiant at times. But while this can sometimes be a source of stress and conflict for families, it's also usually a completely normal part of being a teen.

Mental health stigma fading for Gen Z
Compared to older Americans, Generation Z is more likely to report mental health problems and seek treatment, according to a study by the American Psychological Association.

Coming out about mental health on social media
Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as "the most important exam in grad school," the doctoral qualifying exam. She took the rest of the day off, went home and baked cookies.

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