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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 24, 2020


You Know What Else Has Sold Well During the Pandemic? Weed Edibles
Pandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products.

Study Finds Growth in LSD Use
The recent use of LSD to treat severe psychological disorders in several clinical applications has proven effective in reducing symptoms and distressing events.

Teens are dressing up as mask-wearing grandmas to try to score alcohol
In a pandemic, no one knows you're underage. That's what Gen Z has discovered as they've updated the fake ID for the COVID-19 era, hitting up liquor stores dressed as elderly grandmas wearing coronavirus face masks.

How Does Racism Affect Mental Health?
There's an accelerating push by psychologists and psychiatrists to identify stress and trauma caused by racism—and develop interventions to address it

In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record
Drug deaths in America, which fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, rose to record numbers in 2019 and are continuing to climb, a resurgence that is being complicated and perhaps worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wellspring’s Commitment to Empowering Girls
It’s all about love and enabling

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