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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

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Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
These findings suggest that ED care seeking shifts during a pandemic, underscoring the need to integrate mental health, substance use, and violence screening and prevention services into response activities during public health crises.

Covid crisis is exacerbating LGBTQ alcohol abuse, studies find
Alcohol consumption has increased among the general population as well, but at a significantly lower rate.

Lawmakers urge Biden to back opioid-treatment measure
Bipartisan group calls on president to 'deliver on your promise' to expand access in early test of administration's opioid strategy

Giving Up Alcohol in the Era of Covid-19
Drinking is on the rise as a response to stress, but a growing number of people are choosing to give up alcohol before it becomes a problem

In COVID's wake, we need a mandatory mental health curriculum in schools
Even before the pandemic schools rarely had trained professionals on staff to provide mental health services..

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