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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8, 2020

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Google, Facebook, Twitter team up to support addiction recovery during pandemic
Google, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together (TechTogether.co), an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders

Naloxone by mail? What N.J. addiction help looks like during COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in New Jersey, addiction treatment providers who are usually in close contact with people who use drugs have been figuring out how to continue offering services — at arm's length.

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 are especially real for millennials and parents.
Coronavirus is altering Americans' emotional state. Nearly half of adults say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

FDA Bans Products That Help Kids Hide Vape Use From Parents
With more American teens taking up e-cigarettes, there's a flood of products designed to allow them to vape without getting caught by parents or teachers -- and federal officials want to put a stop to it.

New Jersey to see $24M to boost mental health, substance abuse services
U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey, both Democrats, on Monday announced a combined total of $24,019,053 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support mental health and substance abuse services across the Garden State.

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