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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 12, 2020

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People Can't Access Addiction Treatment Or Support Because Of The Pandemic And It's 'Very Problematic,' Say Experts
Coronavirus is significantly disrupting essential treatment and support services for people suffering with substance abuse disorders, according to a new report released by the Addiction Policy Forum on Tuesday.

New Jersey Attorney General to Headline Launch of Webinar Series on Opioid Addiction During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey are collaborating with NJ CARES and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General on a new series of webinars focusing on the opioid crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Webinar Series.

Coronavirus Pandemic Spurring Mental Health Crisis, Especially in the Young
The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on Americans' mental health, with more than 88,000 people developing anxiety or depression as a result, according to Mental Health America (MHA), a U.S. community-based nonprofit organization.

Online Treatment, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic
We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering.

Group asked N.J. kids for coronavirus silver linings. This is what they said.
Along with learning remotely, social distancing from friends and family members, possibly dealing with loved ones falling ill, and missing out on typical events, the coronavirus pandemic has done some other things for New Jersey's children and teenagers. It's taught them some positive lessons about life, their families, and themselves.

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