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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 7, 2019

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Please note: Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, June 14th. We will return on Friday, June 21st. Thank you! Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Princip...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 24, 2018

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Florida school districts defying hazy rules on the use of medical marijuana for students School districts across Florida continue to defy state law with policies banning students' use of physician-recommended medical marijuana. Learn More   What the media gets wrong about opioids After Jillian Bauer-Reese created an online collection of opioid recovery stories, she began to get calls for help from reporters. But she was dismayed by the narrowness of the requests, which sought only one type of interviewee. Learn More   Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed Addressed directly to the doctor, the letter arrived in a plain business envelope with a return address of the San Diego County medical examiner’s office. Learn More   Adolescent Binge Drinking. Developmental Context and Opportunities for Prevention Binge drinking, commonly defined as consuming five or more standard drinks per occasion for men and four...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 18, 2018

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. Learn More   At NJ hospitals, ex-users urge opioid overdose victims to seek treatment “The first time I did heroin was in Brooklyn House of Detention,” recalled Eric McIntire, sitting in a windowless conference room at Barnabas Health Medical Group in West Orange. His two iPhones, which ring loudly and often, were on the table in front of him. Learn More   'Epicenter' of N.J.'s opioid epidemic may be getting better Monmouth and Ocean counties are two Jersey Shore neighbors that are part of what has been called the "epicenter" of the state's opioid epidemic. Learn More   Alcohol, Tobacco More Harmful Than Illegal Drugs It's smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 9, 2018

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How does resolving cannabis problems differ from problems with alcohol or other drugs? Those resolving cannabis problems do so at younger ages, with less assistance than those resolving other substance-use problems. Learn More   Is alcohol at work a perk? Not for some young job seekers Drinks during recruiting dinners, team bonding over happy hour, beer kegs at trendy startups. Learn More   People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think The American opioid epidemic claimed 63,600 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. Learn More   While Talk About Opioids Continues In D.C., Addiction Treatment Is In Peril In States Opioids were on the White House agenda Thursday — President Trump convened a summit with members of his administration about the crisis. And Congress authorized funds for the opioid crisis in its recent...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 16, 2018

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Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released Thursday. Learn More   NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development This interim release provides high-quality baseline data on a large sample of 9-and-10-year-old children, including basic participant demographics, assessments of physical and mental health, substance use, culture and environment, neurocognition, tabulated structural and functional neuroimaging data, Learn More   Which opioid addiction treatments work? White House OKs study to find answers The White House has approved a new, national research effort headed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the most effective treatments for people battling opioid addiction. Learn More   New APA...
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