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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 21, 2020


Injected heroin use still near all-time highs in U.S., may explain hepatitis-C rise
Heroin use by injection has leveled off in recent years but had been rising steadily for more than a decade, a study finds.

Super drug called 'gray death' shouldn't be touched or inhaled, police say
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter addressed recent social media reports regarding a dangerous drug mixture called "gray death" Tuesday.

What's the Best Way to Administer the Opioid OD Antidote?
In the midst of a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, knowing how to quickly administer the anti-overdose drug naloxone could save a life.

A silent epidemic affects communities throughout the US
The numbers reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are staggering. There were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017. Of those, 47,600 were from synthetic opioids. Declared a national public health emergency in 2018, opioid misuse claims 130 lives a day.

Our State of Mind: 13 Important Statistics About Millennials and Mental Health
As a 20-something who has primarily come of age in the nation's two most populous cities, I feel that the complexities of mental health have dominated my personal experience—as well as the conversations I share with my friends.

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