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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 4, 2020

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Look beyond opioids to solve national substance use epidemic
Overcoming the nation's opioid epidemic will require clinicians to look beyond opioids, new research from Oregon Health & Science University suggests.

Recovery Homes Are Struggling to Stay Afloat Amid Pandemic
Kim Bock is the head of New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences, which provides support for groups that help people recovering from addiction. She says a lot of these places do not have enough tenants to survive.

Why Mental Health Care Is Crucial Right Now
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one in five people in America live with a mental illness, ranging from moderate to severe. Despite the number of confirmed illnesses, board-certified psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, M.D., says it's critical for everyone to focus on their mental health—especially right now.

New Jersey tries to end doctor-shopping for opioid prescriptions
New Jersey is trying to end doctor-shopping for opioid prescriptions by streamlining prescribers' access to medical records, state officials said this week.

New COVID-19 Stigma: Widespread Shunning of Healthcare Workers
Many members of the public, who show support for healthcare professionals battling COVID-19 by nightly cheering and clapping, also go out of their way to avoid them for fear of catching the virus.

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