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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 22, 2022

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Two in Five Adults with ADHD Report Excellent Mental Health

A significant mental health gap exists between adults with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online April 12 in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.

Teen overdose deaths are spiking despite drug usage falling, study finds

Despite teenage drug use being at an all time low, the number of teen overdose deaths has been rising for the past 10 years, a new study found.

CDC weighs new opioid prescribing guidelines amid controversy over old ones
Doctors will soon have new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how and when to prescribe opioids for pain.

Committee Releases Report Uncovering Significant Conflicts of Interest at McKinsey & Co. Related to Work for FDA and Opioid Manufacturers
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released an interim staff report entitled, The Firm and the FDA: McKinsey & Company's Conflicts of Interest at the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic. The report presents preliminary findings from the Committee's investigation into McKinsey's consulting work during the opioid epidemic.

People who used 'magic mushrooms' less likely to develop opioid use disorder, study finds
A "shroom craze" may get even wilder after a new study that suggests a psychedelic drug found in some mushrooms may have protective benefits against addiction.

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