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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 15, 2020

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Children's Mental Health Emergency Department Visits: 2007–2016
Emergency department (ED) visits for children seeking mental health care have increased.

Why Words Matter in the Substance Use Conversation
Carefully chosen language can help reduce stigma

Youth Perceptions of Juul in the United States
The use of e-cigarettes among youths has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Juul is the most popular brand of e-cigarettes among youth, and it has been criticized for marketing that targets youths.

Coronavirus pandemic is pushing up the price of illegal drugs, U.N. says
Coronavirus-related border controls, lockdowns and flight shortages are making illegal drugs more expensive and difficult to obtain around the world, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in a report published on Thursday.

'SNL' Quarantine Sketch "Let Kids Drink" Prompts Debate on Social Media
The parody PSA introduced a "special rule" at home timed to Mother's Day and coronavirus social distancing measures..

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