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

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How Opioids Kill What 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 More How Medical Marijuana Legalization Impacts Alcohol Sales A 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 treatments Federal 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 Laws A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South...
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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 Session New 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 Women Emergency room visits for alcohol-related issues rose 61% over a nine-year period. Learn More Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report Lower 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 Merged Facing 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...
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