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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 26, 2018

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How Opioids KillWhat happens in the body during a fatal overdose? And why is fentanyl responsible for more deaths than ever?Learn More Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?What impact may legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon have on teen marijuana use?Learn MoreHow Medical Marijuana Legalization Impacts Alcohol SalesA recent study suggests that a growing number of people in states where medical marijuana is legal are choosing pot over alcohol. Learn More Trump administration freezes database of addiction and mental health treatmentsFederal health officials have suspended a program that helps thousands of professionals and community groups across the country find effective interventions for preventing and treating mental illness and substance-use disorders.Learn More Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana LawsA joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 19, 2018

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Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ Introduced in New SessionNew Jersey governor-elect Phil Murphy doesn't succeed Chris Christie until next week, but already his fellow Democrats have introduced legislation to achieve his campaign promise of legalizing marijuana.Learn More  Alcohol-Related ER Visits Increase, Particularly Among WomenEmergency room visits for alcohol-related issues rose 61% over a nine-year period.Learn MoreReduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: ReportLower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report. Learn More NCADD and Facing Addiction Have MergedFacing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce a definitive agreement to merge our organizations – creating a national leader in the effort to turn the tide on the addiction epidemic.Learn More Opinion: Don’t let Big Marijuana profit at New Jersey’s expenseA recent Record and Northjersey.com article on marijuana legalization...
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