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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 15, 2019

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The changing face of the US opioid epidemic: Middle-aged black adults see rise in deaths About 48,000 people lost their lives to opioids in 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, according to a new study. Synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, accounted for almost two-thirds of those deaths. A Medication To Treat Meth Addiction? ...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 8, 2019

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Meth Is Top Drug in the West for Overdose Deaths Fentanyl remains the top drug in overdose deaths nationwide, but methamphetamine is becoming more prevalent The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just 1 Year There's a reckoning underway in the courts about the damage wrought by the opioid crisis and who should pay for it...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 1, 2019

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Marijuana breathalyzer test could be ready for market in 2020: Report A device that can test whether people are high on pot could hit the streets as early as late next year. When Teen Drinking Becomes a Disorder Why are some adolescents more vulnerable than others to excessive and risky alcohol use?. Most Americans think there is stigma associated ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 25, 2019

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Vaping-Related Illness Has a New Name: EVALI The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted the name in new guidance on the illness, which has sickened nearly 1,300 people across 49 states Reports expand mental health competencies, strategies for practice An updated AAP policy statement and a new technical report recommend competencies p...
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