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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 14, 2022

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More than a million Americans have died from overdoses during the opioid epidemic

Deaths due to drug overdose have topped a million for the first time since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting data on the problem more than two decades ago.

Opioid overdoses are killing Americans. Improving access to methadone can save lives

The United States recently reached a grim milestone: 100,000 overdose deaths in one year. This spike is the result of numerous factors, from the social isolation and economic destruction of the Covid-19 pandemic to a surge in the availability of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid.

Making Addiction Treatment More Realistic And Pragmatic: The Perfect Should Not Be The Enemy Of The Good
Last year saw drug overdose deaths in the U.S. surpass an unthinkable milestone: 100,000 deaths in a year. This is the highest number of drug overdoses in our country's history, and the numbers are climbing every month.

Drinking occasionally? NJ 12-step instructor talks addiction recovery
Nick Anastasia joined me for an in-depth conversation about the battle against addiction. He's a 12-step instructor for Recovery Centers for America. We discussed his own battle against addiction and Nick is proud to say he is now eight years sober.

What 83 studies say about ketamine and mental health
Doctors primarily use ketamine as a general anesthetic for medical procedures during which a person must be unconscious, but muscle relaxation is not required. Ketamine is also a dissociative medication, and researchers have been exploring the use of sub-anesthetic dosages of ketamine for treating depression for some time.

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