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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 23, 2020

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The Opioid Epidemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic: Drug Testing in 2020
The convergence of the opioid epidemic and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created new health care challenges. The authors analyzed changes in clinical drug testing patterns and results at a national clinical laboratory, comparing data obtained before and during the pandemic.

Young Americans more likely to say no to alcohol, study finds
Call them Generation Dry. More college-age Americans are choosing not to drink alcohol than they did nearly two decades ago, according to a new study.

Why professionals, depressed and anxious, are developing addictions during Covid
Being a civil litigation lawyer is stressful in the best of times but during the pandemic, that stress became overwhelming for Russell, a young attorney in Minnesota.

Vaping and Lung Damage in Teens: What's the Real Link?
The purported link between e-cigarettes and lung damage might be more complicated than first thought, a new study reports.

'Game-changer' drug to tackle addiction
For more than 20 years, Dougie's life was a vicious cycle of drugs, crime and the death of people close to him. But for the past nine months he has been taking a medication that blocks his craving for heroin and helps him break the cycle.

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