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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 7, 2020


Weed? CBD? New products, new laws are causing confusion in the workplace
From makeup and oils to capsules for stress relief, cannabis-based goods are flowing into the marketplace. But while they may not get you high, they can still cause you problems at work.

One Woman's Mission to Change Our Country's Relationship with Alcohol
Alcohol misuse is related to more deaths in the United States than drug overdose, and deaths related to alcohol use have increased drastically since 1999. In 2017, 2.6 percent "of roughly 2.8 million deaths in the United States involved alcohol.

We've fought hard to reduce the stigma around mental health – now the same must be done for addiction
As well as GPs, employers and politicians pushing for change, we also need the public to accept that addicts aren't weak or feckless – they are trying to survive

Just 1% of Doctors Prescribe Nearly Half of Opioids in U.S.
Nearly half of all opioid doses and more than a quarter of all opioid prescriptions in the United States come from 1% of health care providers, a new study says.

Trauma and Addiction
Ineffectively confronting trauma can lead to substance abuse. In today's Academic Minute, part of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Week, Lisa Corbin explores how to break this cycle. Corbin is an assistant professor in the department of counseling at PCOM. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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