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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 22, 2020

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Changes In Opioid Supply Create New Risks As Stay-At-Home Rules Ease
As the country went into quarantine in March, many of Joseph DeSanto's opioid-addicted patients in Orange County, Calif., told him their supply was drying up, because drug dealers in the area were worried about a border shutdown, and were retreating to their hometowns in Mexico.

Medicaid Clinics And Doctors Have Been Last In Line For COVID-19 Relief Funding
Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, N.M., provides primary medical care, opioid addiction services and non-Western therapies, including acupuncture and reiki, to a largely low-income population.

Gardening can influence and benefit your mental health
Besides adding appeal to your yard, gardening significantly benefits your mental health

One in five senior citizens are affected by mental illness, most often depression
The 65 and older age group is the most susceptible, and while the virus is bad enough what makes it worse — emotional instability.

My Adherence My Fallacy: Stigma and Mental Health
The World Health Organization (2019) states that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Annually, this represents over 800,000 people, more than the number of people who die in conflict and by homicide put together. Every suicide is a tragedy that has long-lasting effects on the people left behind and most cases stem from prolonged mental health issues and abuses that are not reported...

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