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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 7, 2020

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Head back to school with '4 Be's' for mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much stress and uncertainty for students, parents, teachers and staff. "For students and the adults who care for them, the desire is so strong to have our lives return to normal, which also involves schooling," says Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic psychologist. "School is one of the most important places that we learn and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally."

FDA tells doctors to discuss overdose antidote with patients
Doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers should tell their patients about a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse drug overdoses

Cigarette Smoking Makes Comeback During Coronavirus Pandemic
Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes

Addicted to the high of weed? Its calmer cousin, CBD, may help ease the disorder
Smoking weed has become a popular pastime, boosted by a more permissive social attitude and a relaxation of laws and regulations.

Kids These Days: Vaping comes with consequences. So why do teens do it?
We know there can be serious consequences to vaping. So why do so many teens continue to do it? "It's everywhere. It's literally everywhere."

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