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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 23, 2021

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Soared to All-Time High in 2020 Deaths due to drug overdose in the United States surged to a record-breaking level during the pandemic last year, according to a report released July 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. The rise from 72,000 fatalities in 2019 to 93,0...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 16, 2021

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Alcohol Still a Threat in Too Many American Pregnancies: Study More than half of American babies are exposed to at least some alcohol before they are born -- and for 8 out of 10, it happens before their mothers even realize they're pregnant, according to a Yale University study. 1 in 4 People With Anxiety, Depression Couldn't Get Care During Pandem...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 9, 2021

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New research shows vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction Amy Daeschel is a woman in long-term recovery. "What that means to me is I haven't found it necessary to use a drink or a drug since August 23, 2017," Daeschel said. Daeschel had a successful life until she had multiple foot surgeries at the age of 37. She was prescribed oxycon...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 2, 2021

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Illegal drugs trade goes digital for pandemic Like supermarkets, restaurants and purveyors of sourdough bread, the illegal drugs trade went digital to serve its customers during lockdown, and could stay that way when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Europe's drugs agency said on Wednesday. Strategies for Effectively Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 25, 2021

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis and Racism: A Long, Troubled History The enduring racial gap in the opiate addiction rate stems largely from racist 19th-century medical beliefs about Black bodies, coupled with substandard medical care provided to Black Civil War troops. FDA Must Do More to Stop Youth Vaping, House Members Say "The alternative is going ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 18, 2021

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Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To CopeVictoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else's. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursing hangovers, but she couldn't have a problem, she thought. Addressing Racial And Ethni...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 11, 2021

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Did a Ban on Flavored Vapes Raise Teen Smoking Rates?A ban on flavored vaping products in San Francisco may have increased high school students' use of conventional cigarettes, according to a new study. We're Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid CrisisJournalists have largely presented the overdose crisis as a story of three interconnected and...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 4, 2021

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How We Measure and Report 'Success' in Addiction Treatment MattersChronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United St...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 28, 2021

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HHS Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health CrisisThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding — the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for its mental health and substance use block g...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 21, 2021

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As the Covid-19 crisis ebbs in the U.S., experts brace for some to experience psychological falloutThe end of the emergency phase of the pandemic is in sight in the United States, at least for now. But as the weight of the crisis is lifted, experts are also anticipating a long-term impact on people's mental health. The pandemic brought addiction re...
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