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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 17, 2020

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Coronavirus is causing a mental health crisis. Here's how to fight it.
Coronavirus is causing a mental health crisis. Here's how to fight it.Covid-19 patients and those caring for them could be especially at risk for anxiety, depression, and other conditions.

Pandemic upends pot legalization
Ballot campaigns and cannabis bills get pushed aside during public health crisis.

The Opioid Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away With COVID-19. It's Just Harder To Address
A couple months ago, the most talked-about public health epidemic in New England was opioid addiction. While the COVID-19 pandemic has since taken over, the drug crisis has not gone away. But addressing it has become much harder.

In times of international trauma, Americans turn to alcohol
While Americans stayed home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, retail alcohol sales rose by 55% in the week ending March 21, and online alcohol sales jumped by 243%, according to the Associated Press.

Coronavirus News: Homeless, addicted and battling COVID-19 - Eva's Village in New Jersey
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives, but Eva's Village in Paterson, New Jersey has adjusted their facilities to treat patients, who in addition to homelessness and addiction are also battling with coronavirus.

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