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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 4, 2022

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Applications to Run Safe Injection Sites Being Accepted

Organizations that want to operate so-called harm reduction centers in Rhode Island, where people dealing with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under proper medical supervision, can now submit an application to the state Department of Health.

New data show US drug epidemic is deadlier than ever, but preventing overdoses is an uphill battle

Drug overdose deaths have doubled over the past six years, soaring in recent months amid the Covid-19 pandemic and continued rise of fentanyl. The country first surpassed 100,000 annual deaths in April, and overdose deaths have persisted at staggeringly high levels since.

Millions of Americans Are Taking Risky Opioid/Sedative Combo
Millions of American adults take a potentially deadly duo of prescription opioid painkillers and sedatives at the same time, researchers warn.

The Great Collide - How Supported Children Enable Successful Companies
Children's mental health has always been at the forefront of what we do—so when the pandemic hit (less socializing, more stress), we knew we needed to spring into action. Partnering with the Nationwide Foundation, we surveyed 5,406 working adults across the county, and we found that children's mental health has a large and direct impact on corporate success.

Why opioid overdose prevention programs work as NYC leads nation with 1st center
It's been two months since New York City opened the first-ever overdose prevention center (OPC) in the United States, and public health experts said the clinic is already saving lives.

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