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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 10, 2020

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Suicide: The hidden risk of addiction and mental health issuesIt can be difficult for a person who suffers from addiction and mental health issues to ask for help. Tragically, the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health can make a person feel worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Addiction and mental health issues also affect the lives of loved...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 26, 2020

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A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial CollapseFewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it's not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and alcohol addiction treatment, ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 19, 2020

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'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American StreetsA new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn.Substance Abuse Risks Rise Amid Pandemic As Workers Return To JobsEmployers should be on alert as the risk of increased substance misuse among employees could be on the rise...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 12, 2020

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People Can't Access Addiction Treatment Or Support Because Of The Pandemic And It's 'Very Problematic,' Say ExpertsCoronavirus is significantly disrupting essential treatment and support services for people suffering with substance abuse disorders, according to a new report released by the Addiction Policy Forum on Tuesday.New Jersey Attorney Gener...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 5, 2020

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10 Ways Employers Can Support Their Staff's Mental Health RemotelyMany reports and predictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic show that there is a silent wave we must fight off–the mental health wave.Could All Those 'Quarantinis' Lead to Drinking Problems?Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consi...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 29, 2020

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Kaiser releases detailed, eye-opening report about youth mental healthFindings: Nearly 25 percent of at-risk youth say they don't feel safe; and 98 percent have experienced more than one traumatic event before age 18. Click for moreNew designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and IndianaA new synthetic opiate may be contributing ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 22, 2020

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Changes In Opioid Supply Create New Risks As Stay-At-Home Rules EaseAs the country went into quarantine in March, many of Joseph DeSanto's opioid-addicted patients in Orange County, Calif., told him their supply was drying up, because drug dealers in the area were worried about a border shutdown, and were retreating to their hometowns in Mexico. Cl...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 15, 2020

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Children's Mental Health Emergency Department Visits: 2007–2016Emergency department (ED) visits for children seeking mental health care have increased. Click for moreWhy Words Matter in the Substance Use ConversationCarefully chosen language can help reduce stigma Click for moreYouth Perceptions of Juul in the United StatesThe use of e-cigarettes a...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8, 2020

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Google, Facebook, Twitter team up to support addiction recovery during pandemicGoogle, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together (TechTogether.co), an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders Click for moreNaloxone by mail? What N.J. ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 1, 2020

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Majority of NJ residents say they'll vote for marijuana legalization in NovemberMore than two-thirds of New Jersey residents said they plan to support legalizing marijuana when the matter goes before voters this November, according to a Thursday report from the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Click for moreCoronavirus Disrupts Illegal Drug S...
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