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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 7, 2018

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Neuroscientist thinks one way to fight opioid addiction is to tackle lonelinessFeeling lonely? Social isolation isn’t just bad for your mood — it can be bad for your health, too. And in a TEDxMidAtlantic talk, Rachel Wurzman says it contributes to opioid addiction — fueling drug use, relapses and overdoses.Learn More This brain circuit is key to both depression and addictionNew research conducted in mice identifies a neural pathway crucial to both depression and addiction. Can we treat these problems by simply manipulating this pathway?.Learn More Gender Differences in Addiction: Clinical ImplicationsDependence on or harmful use of alcohol and tobacco or illicit drugs is generally higher in men.Learn More  Former opioid addict turned Harvard doctor blames faith-based rehab centers for skipping scientific research as they push for abstinenceThree-quarters of addiction treatment centers in the US follow the 12-step model, inspired by Christian beliefs - and it may be to the detriment of many...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 9, 2018

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Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New ThreatFentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid, is now showing up in crack cocaine and causing life-threatening overdosesLearn More A Rural Community Decided To Treat Its Opioid Problem Like A Natural DisasterWhen he was police chief of Stanwood, Wash., population 7,000, Ty Trenary thought rural communities like his were immune from the opioid crisis.Learn More Opioid Antidote Can Save Lives, But Deciding When To Use It Can Be ChallengingOn a 90-degree afternoon in July, under the shade of a tree in Philadelphia's McPherson Square Park, I watched a couple sit down, prepare syringes and inject drugs.Learn More  Social Stigma Is One Reason The Opioid Crisis Is Hard To ConfrontThere are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma. It often extends beyond users themselves, to their families.. Learn More 6 campaigns examining drug and alcohol addictionIn America, the drug...
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