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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 20, 2019

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Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers. From removing doors to checking sleeves, U.S. schools seek to snuff out vaping Students caught vaping in school can expect a lot more than a warning or detention in one North Texas district startin...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 13, 2019

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Removing the stigma of opioid addiction is a corporate responsibility Thirty years ago, when I first started in public relations, corporate social responsibility programs were mainly company-funded foundations that donated money to various charities and organizations. One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report Despite ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 6, 2019

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More states requiring mental health education Experts recommend beginning as early as kindergarten, with a focus on age-appropriate instructional practices School-Based Drug Prevention Programs Drug prevention programs are a significant part of the national strategy to reduce the prevalence of substance use disorders. Schools are an important setti...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 30, 2019

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College educated women drink more booze While the gap is shrinking between men and women who drink, the new research finds variations in the amount and frequency women drink based on age, race, education, marital status, and other factors. Nearly half of all patients wouldn't tell their doctor if they were suicidal or depressed, new study finds Nea...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even childre...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It? Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geogr...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 9, 2019

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The Importance of Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Justice System If we are to effectively turn the tide on the opioid crisis, one of our top priorities must be integrating treatment for opioid addiction into the justice system. 'Idiot Wind' Tells A Personal Tale Of Journeying From Addiction To Recovery I'm not sure I would have argued for anoth...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 2, 2019

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More and More Seniors Are Binge Drinking Binge drinking is often associated with young adults, but according to a new study, more than 10% of people over 65 do it, too. Number of American Smokers Who've Tried to Quit Has Stalled Even if it takes multiple attempts, a majority of smokers do finally kick the habit. But new research finds the percentag...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 26, 2019

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. appear to be falling, CDC data show U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest. America's Complex History With Tobacco, From 'The Marlboro Man' To E-Cigarettes This month, the state of Virginia raised the legal age to purchase tobacco product...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 12, 2019

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The Importance of Prevention in Addressing the Opioid Crisis As our communities, healthcare systems, and government agencies join in the effort to reverse the epidemic of opioid overdoses and solve the opioid crisis, it is not enough to focus all our resources on treating people who are already addicted to opioids. Fun without alcohol? Sober bars o...
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