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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 16, 2020

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New Survey Highlights Pros and Cons of Teletherapy for Mental Health
Evidence shows telehealth can be effective for mental health treatment, but some therapists and patients prefer in-person sessions.

Smoking on TV: Attorneys general call on Hollywood unions for help kicking the habit
The National Association of Attorneys General is asking several major Hollywood talent unions to help "protect young audiences from tobacco use" by limiting its exposure in streaming shows..

Stigma is killing people with substance use disorders. Health care providers need to rid themselves of it
"It was dehumanizing," Slade Skaggs told us about how health care providers treated him when he turned to them for help with his substance use disorder. "They made me feel like I was drug-seeking and that I was not deserving of their time or care."

Turn On, Tune In, Get Well
New York is getting its first psychedelic-medicine center, with the help of a startup called MindMed, which develops hallucinogens to treat mental illness and addiction, and is funding an institute at N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center.

New California law should serve as a national model for mental health care reform
As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the stigma around mental health and addiction seems to be dissipating. People are talking, opening up to friends and family, and finally realizing it's OK to not be OK.

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