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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 15, 2019

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The changing face of the US opioid epidemic: Middle-aged black adults see rise in deaths About 48,000 people lost their lives to opioids in 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, according to a new study. Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, accounted for almost two-thirds of those deaths. A Medication To Treat Meth Addiction? ...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 8, 2019

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Meth Is Top Drug in the West for Overdose Deaths Fentanyl remains the top drug in overdose deaths nationwide, but methamphetamine is becoming more prevalent The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just 1 Year There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 1, 2019

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Marijuana breathalyzer test could be ready for market in 2020: Report A device that can test whether people are high on pot could hit the streets as early as late next year. When Teen Drinking Becomes a Disorder Why are some adolescents more vulnerable than others to excessive and risky alcohol use?. Most Americans think there is stigma associated ...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 25, 2019

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Vaping-Related Illness Has a New Name: EVALI The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted the name in new guidance on the illness, which has sickened nearly 1,300 people across 49 states Reports expand mental health competencies, strategies for practice An updated AAP policy statement and a new technical report recommend competencies p...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 18, 2019

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Racial Disparities in Opioid Addiction Treatment in Black and White Populations Racial disparities in outcomes are still commonplace in the United States, and one way this is apparent is the differences in how African-Americans receive medication for opioid addiction treatment. Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults Newly released...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 11, 2019

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Objective User Engagement With Mental Health Apps: Systematic Search and Panel-Based Usage Analysis Understanding patterns of real-world usage of mental health apps is key to maximizing their potential to increase public self-management of care. Methadone Barriers Persist, Despite Decades Of Evidence Methadone, one of three medications approved by ...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 4, 2019

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Medications for opioid addiction treatment are underused, researchers say Naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone all have risks and benefits, but researchers say they can help patients as part of addiction treatment if used carefully. The Medical Community Has Been Complicit in Opioids and Vaping When the medical community makes mistakes, it's lik...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 27, 2019

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States Are Adding Mental Health Training In Schools, But Is It Enough? Schools are often on the forefront in spotting mental health issues in children. But historically educators have received little training in this area. Doctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option Dr. Wesley Boyd, an associate professor of psychiatry...
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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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