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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 17, 2020

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Bill to Require Depression Screening for Students Passes Full Legislature
In an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy have sponsored a bill to mandate annual depression screenings for certain students in public schools..

Cannabis edibles may present unanticipated dangers
With cannabis edibles becoming legal and available in more and more places, experts warn there could be unexpected health risks.

What Does Having a "Mental Health Disorder" Actually Mean?
The question of what mental disorders are still has no definitive answers..

As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find
When Garrett Rigg moved from a "transitional living program" facility near Chicago last month into a group home, it was a major milestone for the 27-year-old, who traveled 1,000 miles from his home in Denver to

After opioid overdose, poor teens rarely get addiction treatment
Less than one third of teens and young adults who overdose on opioids receive addiction treatment afterward, and the few who do get help receive counseling instead of medication to combat substance misuse, a U.S. study suggests.


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