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

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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?

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