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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 March 9, 2018

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How does resolving cannabis problems differ from problems with alcohol or other drugs? Those resolving cannabis problems do so at younger ages, with less assistance than those resolving other substance-use problems. Learn More   Is alcohol at work a perk? Not for some young job seekers Drinks during recruiting dinners, team bonding over happy hour, beer kegs at trendy startups. Learn More   People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think The American opioid epidemic claimed 63,600 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. Learn More   While Talk About Opioids Continues In D.C., Addiction Treatment Is In Peril In States Opioids were on the White House agenda Thursday — President Trump convened a summit with members of his administration about the crisis. And Congress authorized funds for the opioid crisis in its recent...
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Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Kids

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I am sure that by now you probably know that drugs and alcohol present a menacing threat to your children. What you may not realize is that that you represent the crucial element in preventing your children from suffering the harm that substance abuse can bring. Fact is that a healthy talk at home represents the best way of setting your children down the path to a future that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. Keep in mind that your children are attending sporting events, go to parties, participate in school dances, and more likely than not, the topic of drug or alcohol use is likely to come up. Which is why keeping the communications channels open with your children, is paramount. If you’re lucky, your children will come to you and ask you about things they see and hear while in school, or out of it. When your child...
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Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Kids

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I am sure that by now you probably know that drugs and alcohol present a menacing threat to your children. What you may not realize is that that you represent the crucial element in preventing your children from suffering the harm that substance abuse can bring. Fact is that a healthy talk at home represents the best way of setting your children down the path to a future that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. Keep in mind that your children are attending sporting events, go to parties, participate in school dances, and more likely than not, the topic of drug or alcohol use is likely to come up. Which is why keeping the communications channels open with your children, is paramount. If you’re lucky, your children will come to you and ask you about things they see and hear while in school, or out of it. When your child...
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Drug Abuse in Seniors: How To Spot The Warning Signs

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By Hazel Bridges With the widespread opioid addiction crisis over the last decade, Americans have seen more and more seniors fall prey to drug abuse. While it can start for many different reasons, it can be extremely dangerous and difficult for the senior population to recover from substance abuse, and unfortunately misuse of prescription drugs by seniors is estimated to grow exponentially by 2020 --a 100% jump from 2001, according to DrugRehab.org . Often, seniors who don’t have sufficient health insurance coverage and are on a tight budget will resort to using medication meant for someone else, or they will self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs or alcohol. They may use these substances to numb the pain or to cope with loneliness, grief, or isolation, all of which affect many seniors even when they have loving family members around them. This use of substances can be dangerous or even deadly to a senior...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28
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. Substance abuse increases risk of developing schizophrenia by six times A study involving more than 3 million people confirms the...
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