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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 3, 2020


Flattening The Mental Health Curve
In the last two weeks, the COVID-19 situation has become perhaps the single most disruptive event in recent history, impacting personal and professional lives around the globe.

Amid COVID-19, a new push for telehealth to treat opioid use disorder
The medical community has been working to provide accessible treatment for opioid use disorder to those who are in hard to reach areas, particularly in rural America. Telehealth, or the use of videoconferencing, texting and mobile apps are all being used to aid in recovery.

Virtual Meetings Are A Lifeline For People Struggling With Addiction
In-Person Recovery Groups Have Ceased Amid COVID-19 Fight, But Recovery Communities Continue

'We can get through this': How to manage your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
Get enough sleep, wake up in the morning, get dressed, take a shower and eat as healthy a diet as you can..

What Are the Psychological Effects of a Quarantine?
New research surveys the challenges and consequences of this form of seclusion.

Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty
The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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