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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 22, 2021

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Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in an effort U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says will help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health. Teen vapers have few...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 15, 2021

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Living in Recovery: What Works? NIH HEAL Initiative research aims to help people stay in recovery long-term Gen Z's battle with social media addiction "Our childhoods were stolen," says 21-year-old Rikki Schlott, who has had an Instagram account since she was 11. Recently, Facebook has come under fire for the impact its apps can have on teens and t...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 8, 2021

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Harm reduction and addiction treatment need infrastructure investment Science and clinical practice have shown that properly treated addiction is not an intractable illness — it can be prevented, and it can be managed. Yet, over the past decade, we have made little progress in ending the overdose and addiction epidemics. The DEA Is Warning Of A Ris...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 1, 2021

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Mental Health: Eradicating the stigma through media, education, and real-life exposure Substantial stigma over minority groups in our civilization has occurred for hundreds of years. While much of the stigma has been diminished, the stigma surrounding mentally ill and/or neurodivergent individuals is still happening. However, it can be easy to over...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 24, 2021

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Marijuana use soars among college students while alcohol use drops: research A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that marijuana use among college students is soaring as alcohol consumption drops. In its "Monitoring the Future" report, the NIH found that 44 percent of college students reported using marijuana in the past year, a 6-...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 17, 2021

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Harnessing Harm-Reduction Methods to Combat the Opioid Crisis Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, such as carfentanil, are driving an opioid overdose crisis in North America.1 In 2019 alone, there were 3831 opioid-related deaths in Canada and 47,600 fatalities involving opioids in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the tragic...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 10, 2021

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Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows Whether you smoke it, vape it or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack. Adults under 45 years old who consumed cannabis within the last 30 days, suffered from nearly double the number of heart attac...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 3, 2021

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Is it Legal to Buy and Sell CBD Cannabis? CBD consumption has increased in recent years due to numerous published studies and media coverage of its health benefits. However, although there has been a great increase in CBD consumption, some countries still have a legal vacuum. That is, it still does not have a specific legislative regulation. 'We're...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 27, 2021

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College Freshmen Drank Less as Pandemic Began Here's an unexpected silver lining to the pandemic: New research shows there was a decline in overall drinking and binge drinking among U.S. college freshmen during the early months of the new coronavirus' spread across America. Medically, legally, and morally, emergency departments cannot ignore addict...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 20, 2021

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Changes in drinking days among United States adults during the COVID-19 pandemic The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an international emergency that has dramatically changed daily life. This global pandemic is expected to have lasting effects on individual well-being including increased prevalence of psychological distress [1-3]. The pandemic ha...
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