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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 20, 2020

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Addiction in Isolation Adjusting to video-chat 12-step meetings
My philosophy on meeting attendance has always been that I only go when I feel like it and when I don't. Meeting attendance is the best treatment for my disease, and I don't ask myself if I'm in the mood, the same way a person on dialysis doesn't base their treatment on whether they feel like it.

How to manage your anxiety and mental health during coronavirus
With phrases like "social distancing" and "quarantine" constantly discussed in the news lately, coping with anxiety and managing one's mental health are as important during the coronavirus outbreak as ever..

The Real Harms of Abusive, Stigmatizing Language in Addiction Treatment
Ironically, the conversation that spurred a peer-support specialist at a buprenorphine program to yell me out of the room was about abusive communications.

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard.

13 Books That Will Put You in a Good Mood, Guaranteed
I know, things are pretty bleak right now. You probably spent the last 72 hours scrolling Twitter and forwarding breaking news alerts to six rotating group chats. I can't tell you when life will feel normal again, but I can tell you these books will create that illusion for a few hours. These are ELLE.com staffers' picks to boost your mood in anxious times..

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