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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 9, 2021

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New research shows vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction

Amy Daeschel is a woman in long-term recovery. "What that means to me is I haven't found it necessary to use a drink or a drug since August 23, 2017," Daeschel said. Daeschel had a successful life until she had multiple foot surgeries at the age of 37. She was prescribed oxycontin for pain.

The COVID Aftermath - Record Increase In Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction
During the recent COVID pandemic and the current COVID aftermath, most individuals have experienced extreme anxiety and depression. Mental health has been a hot topic during this pandemic; however, addiction to opioids and stimulant drugs has widely been pushed under the rug.

Murphy signs laws to fight opioid addiction in N.J., which claimed 3,000 lives in 2020
Naloxone, the opioid overdose-reversing drug that saves thousands of lives in the state every year, will become vastly easier to obtain in New Jersey under a bipartisan package of bills Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday.

Mental health industry facing staffing shortage, demand for service increases
Like many areas of employment right now, the mental health industry is facing a staffing shortage. Experts say there's been a surge in demand from the pandemic that's only going to get worse.

We need to smash the mental health stigma
Shai Kaufman had the life most people dream of as an esteemed executive at one of Israel's largest food conglomerates, Strauss Group, and a wife and four children who adored him.

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