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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 11, 2020


The Opioid Crisis, Already Serious, Has Intensified During Coronavirus Pandemic
When Covid-19 struck, the U.S. was already in the grip of an expanding drug-overdose crisis. It has only gotten worse since then.

Rutgers-Led National Survey Uncovers Doctors' Misconceptions About Nicotine Risks
Researchers say physicians need to understand accurate nicotine risks better to assist patients addicted to the most harmful tobacco products

Canadian government takes a step to decriminalize drug possession
Earlier in August, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) released new guidelines, the PPSC Deskbook, for prosecuting the illegal possession of controlled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Almost 14 Million U.S. Adults Vape, With Use Rising Fastest in Young
The number of Americans using electronic cigarettes is soaring, especially among youth, a new study finds.

Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?
Covid-19 has left lots of people feeling anxious and depressed. But it's hard to untangle whether this is a normal response to a difficult situation or actual pathology..

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