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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 20, 2019

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Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers. From removing doors to checking sleeves, U.S. schools seek to snuff out vaping Students caught vaping in school can expect a lot more than a warning or detention in one North Texas district startin...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 13, 2019

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Removing the stigma of opioid addiction is a corporate responsibility Thirty years ago, when I first started in public relations, corporate social responsibility programs were mainly company-funded foundations that donated money to various charities and organizations. One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report Despite ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 6, 2019

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More states requiring mental health education Experts recommend beginning as early as kindergarten, with a focus on age-appropriate instructional practices School-Based Drug Prevention Programs Drug prevention programs are a significant part of the national strategy to reduce the prevalence of substance use disorders. Schools are an important setti...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 30, 2019

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College educated women drink more booze While the gap is shrinking between men and women who drink, the new research finds variations in the amount and frequency women drink based on age, race, education, marital status, and other factors. Nearly half of all patients wouldn't tell their doctor if they were suicidal or depressed, new study finds Nea...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even childre...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 16, 2019

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It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It? Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geogr...
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The Opioid Crisis. How Did We Get Here?

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator When you hear "poppy flower," you probably have memories of 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Dorothy being carried out of the poppy field by her new friends. Although beautiful, poppy flowers were first discovered to have euphoric, potentially dangerous, effects when crushed and mixed with water. We do not know...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Bill Would Help Counter Overdoses by Allowing Libraries To Use Narcan Acting to help counter the tragic number of overdose deaths fueled by the opioid epidemic, a Senate committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Joe Cryan that would allow public libraries to keep supplies of life-saving Narcan available.. Shame Around Mental Illness May B...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Sober Houses In A Gray Area Between 'Over-Regulating And Under-Regulating' Sober houses are places where addicts can continue their recovery after completing formal medical treatment. Falmouth has one of the highest number of these homes per capita of any town in Massachusetts, in part due to the presence of the addiction treatment center Gosnold. ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 5, 2019

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Suicides after mass shootings underline contagion of high-profile tragedies At least three people who lost friends or family in school shootings have killed themselves in the last week, highlighting the effects of trauma and the problem that news of suicides can encourage copycats.. Learn More   The war on opioids is saving lives. But it’s also killing people like me We had tried everything to stop the spread of my cancer. My doctor felt it was time for me to go home, get my affairs in order and say my goodbyes. “Get your Christmas shopping done early,” he said. “You have just a few months to live.” Learn More   'Am I depressed?': How teens can find mental health help online Teens don't need to read the headlines to know that they and too many of their peers are feeling lonely, sad, anxious, and suicidal. Recent headlines, however, confirm what's happening...
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