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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17, 2020

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Many people turning to CBD & marijuana to treat anxiety stemming from pandemic
Recreational marijuana is one industry that has not seen a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. People have spent over $239 million on the newly legal drug so far this year. Some experts say that legal cannabis and CBD may be people's way of dealing with the stress of living through a health crisis.

Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests
A secret U.S. safe haven where drug users can give themselves heroin and other drugs has observed more than 10,500 injections over five years with no fatal overdoses

Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse
The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America's approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn't been all bad, experts say.

A guide for companies that want to fight the stigma around opioid addiction
While the entire globe has been focused on battling COVID-19, our nation's ongoing opioid crisis has not disappeared. In fact, it may be worsening.

As COVID-19 rages, we cannot forget our home-grown pandemic | Opinion
As we must continue to work on all fronts to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already taken more than 130,000 lives, we must redouble our efforts to curb our very own domestic pandemic, Opioid Use Disorder, which continues to take nearly 50,000 lives annually.

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