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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 3, 2022

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What Can Be Done About the Opioid Crisis

The war on drugs is a war on the fundamental logic of economics itself. Where robust untapped demand exists, some profit-seeking entrepreneur will rise up to exploit the opportunity.

Access to care cannot be equitable while stigma remains pervasive

More than half of people with mental illness receive no treatment at all. Oftentimes, people avoid or delay seeking support and other forms of treatment due to concerns that they will be treated differently once they come forward. They may fear losing their job, alienating family or friends, or even fear for their safety.

Big Rise in Marijuana Vaping among U.S. Teens
A growing number of U.S. teenagers are vaping marijuana -- a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds.

New Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation
During Mental Health Awareness Month, Surgeon General's Advisory Highlights the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Workers, Who Already Faced Crisis Levels of Burnout Prior to the Pandemic

An Unusual Sign of Depression
Thrills and depression are seemingly unlikely bedfellow terms, but they're more collegial than one might think.

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