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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 12, 2019

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Mental health can impact memory decades laterNew research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life.Learn More Millennials Are Sick of DrinkingBut they’re not giving up booze just yet.Learn More Opioid OverreactionThere is a real crisis. But the solution is flawed.Learn More  ‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it.“Well, we did it when we were their age.” This common refrain, popular among parents with a permissive attitude toward underage drinking, is often coupled with well-intentioned efforts to keep adolescents safe while consuming alcohol. Learn More Mental health on college campuses:5 things you didn’t know More than a quarter of college students have considered suicide, with 11.3 percent considering it in the past year, according to a recent survey from the American College Health Association.Learn More Nation watching NH's approach on opioid fightThe eyes of...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 25, 2018

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Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcoholNew research shows that the percentage of 12- to 21-year-olds who start using marijuana before other substances has increased significantly over the past decade.Learn More Methadone Appears Safe and Effective in Treating Fentanyl AddictionMethadone appears safe and effective in treating people who use fentanyl, suggests a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.Learn More  The Drug-Intoxication Epidemic and Solid-Organ TransplantationThe drug-abuse epidemic in the United States has led to an increased number of organ donors dying from drug intoxication. Learn More What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?The tall, gangly man twists a cone of paper in his hands as stories from nearly 30 years of addiction pour out: the robbery that landed him in prison at 17; never getting his GED; going through the horrors of detox, maybe 40 times, including this latest, which he finished...
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MAR
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 16, 2018

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Governors Press for More Funds to Fight Opioid AddictionGovernors emphasized the need for additional federal funding and flexibility in the fight against the opioid crisis during the sixth hearing held by the Senate health committee this Congress.Learn More Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School FootballAn hour’s drive from Louisville, perched along the Ohio River, sits the prettiest little town.Learn More  Shattering The Myth Of The ‘Addicted Baby’The other day I caught the headline about a class-action against 20 pharmaceutical companies. Nothing earth shaking there. These lawsuits are well-publicized. What caught my eye was the first nine words of the story. Learn More After Addiction Comes Families’ Second Blow: The Crushing Cost of RehabOut-of-pocket expenses to save loved ones are soaring beyond what many can afford, especially when addicts go through multiple rounds of treatmentLearn More Mental Health Plays Role in Long-Term Teen Opioid UseAdolescents with certain mental health conditions and treatments were slightly more...
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NOV
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I’ll Trade you a Hug for a Drink

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As many of you know, the next few weeks will provide little opportunity for relaxation.Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza (I won’t even try to remind you about New Year’s week of festivities,) stress is likely to somehow make its way into your and your loved ones’ lives.I just hope that while reading that introduction you don’t mutter to yourself, “I need a drink already.”I am reminded of a column my predecessor, Steve Liga, wrote on this topic. I think it is appropriate for me to repeat some of his thoughts now.Do you ever catch yourself saying “I need a drink.” Most of us can, but do we really mean we need an alcoholic beverage right then? Probably not. What we more likely mean is we need a break. We have been trying to fit too much into the day, or it has been more stressful than usual. It means we...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 25

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Please note: The Weekly Addiction News & Policy Updated will not publish on Friday, September 1, 2017. Enjoy the Labor Day week! Gender equality? Not when it comes to alcohol and the brainGender differences in the brain's reward system could mean that women who need help kicking alcohol may need different types of treatment.Learn More  America's Top 10 Alcohol-Drinking Cities—and 10 Most Sober Cities, TooIn parts of the country, nearly 1 in 10 adults drinks heavily. Elsewhere, fewer than 1 percent do.Learn MoreReport From the Field: Working with Youth During the Opioid EpidemicHeroin needles were strewn about the apartment when Pam Jeffers visited a client, Amy*. Learn More Substance misuse in older peopleDeveloped countries have seen substantial increases in longevity over the past 20 years, contributing to a global demographic shift. The number of older people (aged over 50) experiencing problems from substance misuse is also growing rapidly, with the numbers receiving treatment...
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MAR
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 24

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 24
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed.'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in TeensProduct has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warnLearn MoreOpioid Painkillers and Xanax...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 23

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 23
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed.Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since...
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SEP
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 16

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 16
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed.Politics Are Tricky but Science Is Clear: Needle Exchanges WorkFor decades, public health experts have known that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread...
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MAY
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 20

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 20
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed.Minnesota is the first state to require foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disordersMinnesota is the first state to require that foster parents...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 24

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 24
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email.Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than MenIt's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to...
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