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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 8, 2022


Too Few People with Opioid Disorder Receive Best Treatments

Even though medication is considered the most effective therapy for opioid addiction, many Americans who need it don't receive it, a new study finds.

Positive Drug Tests among U.S. Workers Hit Two-Decade High

Fewer employers tested applicants for marijuana last year than in 2020 as companies grappled with nationwide labor shortages

The FDA authorizes more e-cigarette products, but there's still no ruling on menthol and other kid-friendly nicotine products
The US Food and Drug Administration gave the official green light Thursday to several tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products from Logic Technology Development LLC. The FDA said it is also "close" to additional decisions about products that make up a larger share of the market.

People Can Recover and Thrive After Mental Illness
Past research on mental illness has focused mostly on chronic and recurring mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders that keep people from thriving and enjoying life. New research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, however, reports that many people who have suffered from mental illness are able to thrive and lead a high-functioning life.

Supporting A Neurodiverse Workforce
Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in diversity that is just starting to get the attention it deserves: neurodiversity.

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending Apr...
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