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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 10, 2022

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More than 4 in 10 US adults who needed substance use and mental health care didn't get care

The number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder nearly tripled during the pandemic, from 11.0 percent in 2019 to 31.6 percent in the fall of 2021,

When States Legalize Pot, More Teens Light Up

Pot use among U.S. minors increases when states legalize recreational cannabis for adults, according to a new study.

Our clinics meet mental health needs and lighten the load on police. Let's go nationwide.
We know Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics get people the care they need. It's more important than ever that we expand them nationwide.

Canada took a step toward decriminalizing hard drugs. Here's what it can learn from other countries
When British Columbia decriminalizes small amounts of some illicit drugs next year, Canada will join a growing number of countries that have taken strides toward removing penalties for drug use.

Dangerous Prescriptions of Opioids-Plus-Sedatives Plummet in U.S.
Reacting to the nation's opioid epidemic, doctors in the United States are co-prescribing fewer opioid painkillers and benzodiazepines such as Ativan and Xanax, federal health officials report.

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