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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 21, 2020


The Effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on the Risk of Youth Substance Use
There is little doubt that coronavirus disease 2019 is wreaking havoc on the lives of people across the globe and straining the public's physical and mental health and social and financial security.

Fighting Back against the Stigma of Addiction
When health care providers demonize people addicted to drugs or alcohol, it just makes the problem worse

Opioid crisis to cost $2.15 trillion? 'No amount of money can ever compensate for the pain'
U.S. states are claiming that opioid manufacturers, distributors, and others who fueled the country's decades-long opioid crisis will cost the economy at least $2.15 trillion by the year 2040.

Maternal cannabis use in pregnancy and child neurodevelopmental outcomes
Cannabis use in pregnancy has increased, and many women continue to use it throughout pregnancy. With the legalization of recreational cannabis in many jurisdictions, there is concern about potentially adverse childhood outcomes related to prenatal exposure.

The decline of our mental health during this pandemic
Doctors warn that every medical decision requires a careful risk/benefit assessment. There is no such thing as a totally safe, 100 percent risk-free medical choice.

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