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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 24, 2022

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To protect people with addiction from discrimination, the Justice Dept. turns to a long-overlooked tool: the ADA

It was at Massachusetts General Hospital that Bryan found the care he needed for his opioid use disorder. He had previously tried, without success, to just quit. But when the hospital's renowned addiction medicine team prescribed him Suboxone, a medication that can tame cravings, it worked.

New drugs with high abuse potential more likely to be approved, go to market to treat pain

Researchers call for funding to better understand mechanisms of pain and more focus on developing non-addictive drugs

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation To VR Mental Illness Treatment
A British startup that uses virtual reality to help deliver cognitive behavior therapy has been granted a Breakthrough Device designation by the Food and Drug Administration for its treatment for schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses, a process that will help expedite its ultimate approval if clinical trials pan out.

The 911 for Mental Health Is Almost Here — Ready or Not
The new emergency number 988 will launch across the US next month. Not everyone is prepared.

Substance use & stigma: Why the words we use matter
You may have noticed that some of the words we use when reporting on substance use have changed. There is a growing push to update the terminology to reduce stigma and increase support for those who are struggling.

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