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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 8, 2021

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A pharmacy resolution for 2021: let's improve the way patients with addiction are treated
There's evidence that community pharmacy's disrespect for people with addiction is deterring them from seeking the drug treatments designed to aid their recovery — putting them at risk of drug-related death.

America's Hidden Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs, Addiction and Suicide
There is growing concern that psychiatric drugs, fueled by exorbitant mental health spending, are being over prescribed and are causing more harm than what is being publicized.

Children's Hospitals Grapple with Wave of Mental Illness
Krissy Williams, 15, had attempted suicide before, but never with pills. The teen was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 9. People with this chronic mental health condition perceive reality differently and often experience hallucinations and delusions. She learned to manage these symptoms with a variety of services offered at home and at school..

Opioid Use Hits Construction Industry as Overdoses Soar
Physically challenging work often leads laborers to turn to addictive painkillers, and Covid-19 makes treatment more difficult

We're better off when kids are resilient
Are kids going to be okay when the pandemic is over? That's the question on many parents' minds as remote learning continues, and friends and family remain six feet apart. Better Off talks with psychologist and researcher Archana Basu about kids' mental health and the COVID-19 crisis.

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