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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 5, 2020


10 Ways Employers Can Support Their Staff's Mental Health Remotely
Many reports and predictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic show that there is a silent wave we must fight off–the mental health wave.

Could All Those 'Quarantinis' Lead to Drinking Problems?
Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before.

Drug smugglers used bottles of hand sanitizer to conceal meth shipments
Drug smugglers took advantage of the current pandemic to conceal methamphetamine in shipments of hand sanitizer and face masks sent to Australia, according to officials.

A Hidden Origin Story of the CBD Craze
The cure-all debate over the cannabis compound has distracted from the serious — and seriously odd — back story of how cannabidiol conquered the country.

New Jersey says doctors must prescribe Narcan alongside opioids for at-risk patients
For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, doctors, dentists and other health care workers who prescribe opioids to patients with chronic pain may now have to prescribe an overdose-reversal drug alongside it.

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