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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 29, 2022

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Report Shows Persisting Pervasiveness of Stigma Related to Drug Use

More than 70% of Americans surveyed recently by the research firm RIWI Corporation said they believe individuals who use drugs problematically are somewhat, mostly, or entirely responsible for their drug use, and those dependent on drugs have a moderate, low, or no chance at recovery.

Repeated Ketamine Improves PTSD Symptoms, Comorbid Depression in Chronic PTSD

Repeated ketamine infusions over 2 weeks were associated with large-magnitude improvement in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms compared with a psychoactive placebo in individuals with chronic PTSD. Researchers published their findings in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

U.S. bars are handing out free fentanyl tests
Strips to test drugs for the presence of the deadly synthetic opioid are becoming more commonplace in bars, restaurants and venues as the country grapples with the opioid epidemic and soaring death toll.

Not going all in on the 988 hotline will ensure its failure
Time is not on our side. With fewer than 100 days until the scheduled rollout of 988, the new nationwide mental health and suicide prevention crisis hotline is unfortunately far from being ready.

Pandemic stress and loneliness are making addiction more common: When to get help
The pandemic shuttered small businesses, caused a bevy of product shortages and has taken the lives of nearly a million Americans.

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