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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 24, 2020

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U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought
Drugs may kill twice as many Americans as government records suggest, a new study claims..

Methadone can help people beat opioid addiction — if they can afford it
"I'm on a hamster wheel of trying to figure out how to pay this price. It just never ends."

America's Favorite Poison
Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement?

Expanded Healthcare Is A 'Gateway Drug' To Reducing Drug Addiction
A new study released on Jan. 10 linked Medicaid expansion programs through the Affordable Care Act to a six percent decrease in opioid overdose deaths in the states that implemented it.

Opioid addiction treatment is increasing, except in the young
An analysis of national data on buprenorphine use found that treatment with the FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing in all age groups except the young (age 15-24 years), in whom use of the medication is decreasing.


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