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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 17, 2022

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Patients seek mental health care from their doctor but find health plans standing in the way

When a longtime patient visited Dr. William Sawyer's office after recovering from COVID-19, the conversation quickly turned from the coronavirus to anxiety and ADHD.

New push to tackle mental health stigma in school

'The most important thing is to listen', says teacher involved in new program to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination.

Intentional Overdoses Rise among U.S. Kids, Teens
A growing number of U.S. kids are attempting suicide by medication overdose — with the biggest increase seen among preteens, a recent study shows.

There's a new national hotline for mental health. How will we pay for it?
Fewer than half of states have enacted legislation to pay for the 988 suicide prevention number, set to launch in July.

Most States Eased Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment during the Pandemic
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, federal law required most people taking methadone for opioid use disorder (OUD) to visit an opioid treatment program (OTP) daily or near daily to receive a single dose of medication. In March 2020, however, in response to pandemic-related social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, the federal government permitted states to make OUD treatment more flexible

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