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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 25, 2022

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Amid a surge in deaths, a safe place to get high — and to avoid an overdose

Kristina Peterson anxiously tapped the heels of her boots on the tile floor inside the brightly lit lobby. Moments earlier, she had given her date of birth to an intake coordinator and answered an inquiry about the drug she planned to use.

Proposed 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the opening of a docket to obtain comment on the proposed clinical practice guideline

Opioids, Cocaine, Meth Are Hitting America's Black Communities Hardest
Combined use of opioids and stimulant drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine can be deadly, and in the United States Black communities have been hit especially hard by this lethal combo, new research indicates.

US schools failing in fight against youth mental health crisis, new report card finds
Young people's mental health is in such bad shape that several of the country's leading pediatric groups called it a national emergency last fall.

Study looks at impact of strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the US
Utah is the only state to have a legal blood alcohol concentration limit of .05.

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