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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 25, 2020

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Carfentanil and the Rise and Fall of Overdose Deaths in the United StatesIt is widely believed that the 2018 decline in overdose deaths in the United States was attributable to a range of public health interventions; however, this decline also coincided with the regulation and decline in use of potent fentanyl analogs, especially carfentanil. The a...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 18, 2020

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Teens Are Overdosing on Allergy Medication in New TikTok ChallengeMillions of people tackle the latest dance and fitness challenges on TikTok. But there's a new Benadryl challenge that doctors say is dangerous—and potentially fatal. Educating teens about substance abuse is still essential | Expert OpinionIf you are the parent of a teen, the teacher...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 11, 2020

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The Opioid Crisis, Already Serious, Has Intensified During Coronavirus PandemicWhen Covid-19 struck, the U.S. was already in the grip of an expanding drug-overdose crisis. It has only gotten worse since then. Rutgers-Led National Survey Uncovers Doctors' Misconceptions About Nicotine RisksResearchers say physicians need to understand accurate nicot...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 4, 2020

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Look beyond opioids to solve national substance use epidemicOvercoming the nation's opioid epidemic will require clinicians to look beyond opioids, new research from Oregon Health & Science University suggests. Recovery Homes Are Struggling to Stay Afloat Amid PandemicKim Bock is the head of New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences, which...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 28, 2020

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N.J. Assn. of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies pushing for more funding in budgetDebra Wentz, CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, is pushing for full funding of behavioral health services in the next budget — saying it will be critical to the state's bottom line moving forward. CBD for pets has gotten more...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 21, 2020

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The Effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on the Risk of Youth Substance UseThere is little doubt that coronavirus disease 2019 is wreaking havoc on the lives of people across the globe and straining the public's physical and mental health and social and financial security. Fighting Back against the Stigma of AddictionWhen health care pr...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 14, 2020

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Vaping linked with much higher risk of getting COVID-19Teen and young adult vapers were up to 7 times more likely to get COVID-19, compared with non-vapers, the study found. Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid AddictionGetting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web....
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 7, 2020

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Head back to school with '4 Be's' for mental healthThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused much stress and uncertainty for students, parents, teachers and staff. "For students and the adults who care for them, the desire is so strong to have our lives return to normal, which also involves schooling," says Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic psychologist. ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 31, 2020

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Should schools reopen for students' mental health? Experts weigh inThe talk of schools reopening in the fall and the push from President Donald Trump and his secretary of education to open in-person classes have many parents worried about the safety of their children. Our patients with addiction often feel little more than 'animals' in the pharmacy...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 24, 2020

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You Know What Else Has Sold Well During the Pandemic? Weed EdiblesPandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products. Study Finds Growth in LSD UseThe recent use of LSD to treat severe psychological disorders in several clinical applications has proven effective in reducing symptoms and distressing even...
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