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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 17, 2018

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Incidence of Driving While Drugged Has Risen Sharply on NJ Roads Report says more drivers who were killed on New Jersey’s roads in 2015 and 2016 tested positive for drugs than for alcoholLearn More   Drug numbers paint grim reality of addiction New numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control show last year, 72,000 people died in the United States from fatal overdoses.Learn More   Addiction is a disease. My drug-addicted parents showed me that. I got out of bed and followed the smell of bacon and the sound of my parents’ voices to the kitchen. The Eagles were harmonizing from the tape deck, and I could hear laughter mixed with kissing.Learn More   Comprehensive health care must include mental substance abuse treatments As the Trump administration, Congress and insurance companies debate various future health-care plans for the American people, it’s important to remember that comprehensive coverage must include mental...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 3, 2017

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Alcohol Industry Targets Pot with Constellation-Canopy Deal Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom.Learn More   There are medications that can treat alcoholism, but doctors rarely use them Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Learn More Fast-food chains like Taco Bell, Chipotle and Shake Shack use alcohol to attract crowds Apparently, the fast-food industry needs a stiff drink. An increasing number of chain restaurants, such as Taco Bell and Chipotle Mexican Grill, are serving alcohol to lure in new customers who might otherwise go elsewhere to get beer, wine or cocktails. Learn More   Naloxone reverses 93%...
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