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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 16, 2021


Alcohol Still a Threat in Too Many American Pregnancies: Study

More than half of American babies are exposed to at least some alcohol before they are born -- and for 8 out of 10, it happens before their mothers even realize they're pregnant, according to a Yale University study.

1 in 4 People With Anxiety, Depression Couldn't Get Care During Pandemic
In the middle of a pandemic that sent many Americans into bouts of emotional distress, one-quarter of them couldn't get counseling when they needed it the most, new research shows.

We Must Address the Overdose Crisis With the Same Focus as COVID-19
The United States is simultaneously experiencing two devastating public health crises—the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose epidemic. As the rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths begin to decline nationally, the number of people dying from overdoses involving opioids and other drugs continues to escalate. Over the past decade, over 750,000 Americans have died from overdose. Preliminary data suggest that 2020 set a grim new record, with over 90,000 lives lost.

Spike in drug, alcohol related jail deaths puts spotlight on fallout from 'war on drugs'
Drug and alcohol-related jail deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and experts say that spike goes hand-in-hand with the continued criminalization of substance abuse in the United States and lack of treatment.

Gummies with CBD or THC can be harmful for children. Here's what to look out for.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is warning parents to look out for signs that their children may have eaten gummies that contain chemicals that come from marijuana.

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