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


Harm reduction and addiction treatment need infrastructure investment

Science and clinical practice have shown that properly treated addiction is not an intractable illness — it can be prevented, and it can be managed. Yet, over the past decade, we have made little progress in ending the overdose and addiction epidemics.

The DEA Is Warning Of A Rise In Overdose Deaths From Fake Drugs Laced With Fentanyl

In its first public safety alert in six years, the Drug Enforcement Administration is warning about a dramatic increase in fake prescription drugs being sold on the black market containing a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.

Teens Who Use Pot, E-Cigs and Cigarettes Are in Triple Danger
More U.S. teens use e-cigarettes, traditional cigarettes and marijuana together, posing greater risks to their health and behavior than if they used only one substance, a new study finds.

A sobering reality: Alcohol kills more Americans each year than drug overdoses do
Alcohol dependence represents a more insidious threat than we are willing to acknowledge – to our health, our families and our livelihoods.

How has social media affected mental health during the pandemic?
Worldwide, statistics suggest mental health has declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is social media partly to blame?

Your Guide to Safety for Your Teenage Children
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