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


Youth Mental Health During Pandemic Is Major Source of Stress for Parents
A new survey shows two-thirds of American parent respondents speak with their children about mental health at least once a month

Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters For People With Addiction
When Hunter Biden told ABC News reporter, Amy Robach, to "say it nicer to me", millions of people across the nation who've also been "in and out of rehab" must have cheered wildly.

Majority of Opioid Overdose Deaths Among Youth Involve Multiple Substances
Opioid overdose deaths involving multiple substances among youth were found to be more common than overdose deaths involving only opioids, per the results of a study published this week by the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center.

Murphy Sparing Addiction Support From Person Limit Draws Praise
Addiction service support meetings were exempted from Governor Phil Murphy's new 10-person cap on indoor meetings, which drew praise from Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco who had called on the Governor to allow in-person alcohol and narcotics support group meetings to continue.

Naloxone Should Be As Ubiquitous As Tylenol
The drug that reverses opioid overdoses is safe and easy to use.

Put the Electronics Down!
National Family Caregiver Month

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