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

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Mental health can impact memory decades laterNew 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 DrinkingBut they’re not giving up booze just yet.Learn More Opioid OverreactionThere 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 from the American College Health Association.Learn More Nation watching NH's approach on opioid fightThe eyes of...
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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 SalesFederal 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 PandemicsIn 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 CareComputerized 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 WashingtonThe rising death toll from opioid addiction has galvanized a federal response and a strategy is taking shape.Learn More Addressing Poverty and Mental IllnessPoverty is one of the most...
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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 AddictionNo 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 AddictionVisceral 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 addictsFor 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 addictionShortly 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 sport. Eventually the entire family gets to play.”Learn More Using Artificial Intelligence...
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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 addictionStates 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 addictionA Perth doctor will lead a world first trial testing a cure for addiction to methamphetamine.Learn MoreThe pursuit of pleasure is a modern-day addictionThe easy availability of temptations, combined with constant stress, is taking its toll on a whole generation. Learn More Generalized Anxiety Disorder ComorbiditiesTo 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 dropoutsYouths who dropped out of school were significantly more likely to use cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, and binge drink, compared with peers still attending school..Learn More Integrated care can help prevent suicide among...
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