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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 10, 2021

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Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows

Whether you smoke it, vape it or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack. Adults under 45 years old who consumed cannabis within the last 30 days, suffered from nearly double the number of heart attacks than adults who didn't use the drug, according to research published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Why the Pandemic Made Some People Leave Alcoholics Anonymous

As the pandemic hit the UK last March, disrupting people's lives and pushing everything from work to parties online, one small group of the population had to learn to deal with things in a completely new way. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – one of the most popular recovery programmes for alcoholics – was forced to take meetings online.

Are You Sober If You're on Suboxone? I Wasn't | I Was Snorting Suboxone
It's a question that many opioid addicts have to ask themselves, especially when facing the question of eventual Suboxone withdrawa

Our impending pandemic of ignorance, indifference
Imagine, we have critical problems activated by runaway crime, tobacco, alcohol and drug addiction, and hardly anyone is concerned about future outcomes. All kinds of new types of drugs are entering the country and very rarely do we hear people asking about what ingredients are in them. In fact, they rush to purchase them without blinking an eye.

Climate disasters will strain our mental health system. It's time to adapt..
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida shows damaged and destroys homes during an aerial tour Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in St. Charles Parish, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The resonances were eerie as Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, broached Louisiana's coast on Aug. 29, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the same area...

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