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

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Mental health can impact memory decades later New 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 Drinking But they’re not giving up booze just yet. Learn More   Opioid Overreaction There 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...
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MAY
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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 alcohol New 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 Addiction Methadone 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 Transplantation The 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...
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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 Addiction Governors 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 Football An 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 Rehab Out-of-pocket expenses to save loved ones are soaring beyond what many can afford, especially when addicts go through multiple rounds of treatment Learn More   Mental Health Plays Role in...
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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...
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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 brain Gender 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, Too In parts of the country, nearly 1 in 10 adults drinks heavily. Elsewhere, fewer than 1 percent do. Learn More Report From the Field: Working with Youth During the Opioid Epidemic Heroin needles were strewn about the apartment when Pam Jeffers visited a client, Amy*. Learn More   Substance misuse in older people Developed 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...
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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. . The 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 Teens Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn...
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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. . The 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...
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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. . The 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 Work For decades, public health experts have known that syringe exchange...
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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. . The 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 disorders Minnesota is the first state to...
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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. . The 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 Men It's not clear why past drug...
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