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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 6, 2020

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Those Revived By Naloxone in New Brunswick Now Get Home Visits
Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Chris Kuberiet is launching several unorthodox measures to combat opiate addiction in Central Jersey, after 179 people died in Middlesex County in 2019 due to drug overdoses.

Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER
Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims.

This State Has Figured Out How to Treat Drug-Addicted Inmates
Nurse John Sepulveda demonstrates how he hands inmates their daily doses of methadone at a Rhode Island Department of Corrections prison in Cranston. Nationwide, more prisons and jails are starting to offer inmates methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction..

Gaming disorder: The rise of a 21st century epidemic
Increased connectivity and immersive technology has created a new level of computer gaming – but it has also created a new disease. Here's a look inside its first UK clinic.

NJ Sports Governing Body Launches Student Athlete Mental Health Awareness Effort
Responding to evidence from a recent National Athletic Trainers' Association study that scholastic athletes experience more frequent mental health challenges than their non-athlete peers, NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) is providing easily accessible, online support.

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