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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 12, 2019

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Mental health can impact memory decades later New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Learn More   Millennials Are Sick of Drinking But they’re not giving up booze just yet. Learn More   Opioid Overreaction There is a real crisis. But the solution is flawed. Learn More   ‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it. “Well, we did it when we were their age.” This common refrain, popular among parents with a permissive attitude toward underage drinking, is often coupled with well-intentioned efforts to keep adolescents safe while consuming alcohol. Learn More   Mental health on college campuses: 5 things you didn’t know More than a quarter of college students have considered suicide, with 11.3 percent considering it in the past year, according to a recent survey...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 13, 2018

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FDA Presses Internet Companies on Illegal Online Opioid Sales Federal regulators are dialing up pressure on big internet companies to do more to prevent online sales of opioids as industry leaders met with government officials at a summit meeting Wednesday. Learn More   New CDC Director Targets Opioids, Suicide and Pandemics In his first interview as the head of the CDC, Robert Redfield discusses the need to address rising substance abuse, global health threats and HIV/AIDS. Learn More   Rejected by A.A. How the 12 Step program and its decades-old philosophy are exacerbating the opioid crisis. Learn More   NJ Hospitals Explore Software to Reduce Addiction, Improve Care Computerized tracking tool summarizes patients’ histories, flagging suspect behaviors and speeding response time. Learn More   Commentary: The battle against opioid addiction will be won in communities, not in Washington The rising death toll from opioid addiction has galvanized a federal response and...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 22, 2018

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When We Talk About Suicide, We Need to Talk About Addiction No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice. Learn More   These New Opioid PSAs Are Missing the Worst Part of Addiction Visceral new PSAs show the extreme lengths people will go to get high – but they leave out the desperate banality of the life of an addict. Learn More   The ‘cash for patients’ scandal sabotages addicts For the sake of their patients, addiction centres must be beyond reproach. These negative stories are a wake-up call for the sector. Learn More   “What ifs”: An underappreciated side effect of addiction Shortly after our son, William, died of an accidental heroin overdose at age 24, I stumbled upon this unflinching reflection of addiction as a family disease: “Addiction isn’t a spectator...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 15, 2017

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US seeks a fix for its opioid addiction States struggling to cope with the overdose epidemic are suing companies and distributors. Learn More   World first trial in Perth will test a cure for methamphetamine addiction A Perth doctor will lead a world first trial testing a cure for addiction to methamphetamine. Learn More The pursuit of pleasure is a modern-day addiction The easy availability of temptations, combined with constant stress, is taking its toll on a whole generation. Learn More   Generalized Anxiety Disorder Comorbidities To feel anxious at times is normal, and all people experience it now and then. However, showing extreme, unreasonable, and constant anxiousness and fear about things is a psychiatric illness, medically termed as an anxiety disorder. Learn More   Substance use more common in high school dropouts Youths who dropped out of school were significantly more likely to use cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, and binge...
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