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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 12, 2018

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Facebook and Instagram Outlined the Steps They Have Taken to Prevent Drug SalesFacebook vice president of global policy management Monika Bickert responded to a story by Elizabeth Dwoskin for The Washington Post detailing the prevalence of illegal drug sales on Instagram.Learn More ER Staffers Under Assault. Blame the Opioid Crisis.Emergency departments are becoming increasingly violent places as doctors bear the brunt of fallout from the opioid epidemic, a new survey shows..Learn More Why opioid dependence varies so dramatically across U.S. statesNearly every state is affected by the opioid crisis, some more than others.Learn More  Marijuana-infused alcohol could become illegal in MichiganMarijuana-infused alcoholic drinks are expected to become illegal here in Michigan. Legislation doing just that is heading to Governor Rick Snyder's desk where he's expected to sign it. Learn More Does addiction last a lifetime?I am now 11 years into recovery from my battle with opiate addiction, and I have always been fascinated with...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 12, 2018

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Why some people swear by Alcoholics Anonymous — and others despise itThe research offers some insights, but it’s complicated.Learn More  Time for Drug Courts To Equip Participants with NaloxoneIndividuals who use opioids after a period of abstinence are at a higher risk for overdose due to a lowered tolerance, a circumstance in which drug court participants with a history of opioid use may find themselves.Learn MoreAPA releases new practice guideline on treatment of alcohol use disorderToday, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a new practice guideline on the treatment of alcohol use disorder. This practice guideline provides evidence-based statements designed to increase knowledge of the disorder and ensure the appropriate use of medications. Learn More The United States Of Alcohol AbuseAlcohol is a unique legalized drug in American culture. It’s not a crime to consume in all states (unlike marijuana). There is little stigma attached to having a drink (unlike cigarettes). And...
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