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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 9, 2021

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Why Are Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Health Issues Not Getting Treatment?Over half of high-risk children in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services critical to their mental, emotional and physical well-being, new research warns. Conceptual framework for telehealth strategies to increase family involvement in treatment and re...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 2, 2021

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Cannabis Almost as Addictive as Opioids Among Teens, Study FindsTeenagers' addiction rates for cannabis are about the same as for prescription opioids, according to a new study of drugs and youth.. What to know about physical dependenceThe American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to distinguish between physical dependence and substance abuse. Ho...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 26, 2021

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How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and AlcoholPandemic-driven anxiety has some teenagers turning to alcohol and drugs. Author Jessica Lahey offers advice to parents for keeping kids on track.. 'Now is not the time' for employers to back off mental health focusNew research finds some positive strides on employees' wellbeing, but the 'pandemic onl...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 19, 2021

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House reshapes approach to mental health and addictionHouse lawmakers are restructuring their bipartisan task forces dedicated to combating the drug epidemic and expect the chamber to consider behavioral health legislation this year, members told CQ Roll Call. Study Reveals Many Workers Struggling with Mental Health ConditionsTResearch published by...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 12, 2021

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Murphy Backs Change To Marijuana Law Allowing Parent NotificationGov. Murphy said he agreed with making changes to the marijuana law, allowing parents to be told if their child is found with booze or pot. Vaping Pot Worse Than Vaping Tobacco for Teens' Lungs: StudyTeenagers who vape pot are more likely to wheeze and cough than those who smoke or va...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 5, 2021

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NJ Human Services To Expand Availability Medication Assisted Addiction TreatmentThe New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is planning to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder through five new regional contracts with opioid treatment program (OTP)...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 26, 2021

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As Pot Legalization Spreads, More Teens Are Lighting UpAs pot gains in acceptance among adults, teenagers appear to be more tempted to try it, a new study out of California finds. After the state legalized marijuana use for adults in 2016, teens' use of the drug also climbed after years of steady decline. Health care workers replaced Denver cops in...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

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Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 PandemicThese findings suggest that ED care seeking shifts during a pandemic, underscoring the need to integrate mental health, substance use, and violence screening and prevention services into response activities during publi...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 12, 2021

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NJ Human Services to Expand Availability of Medication that Supports Recovery from AddictionNew Program Will Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment that Aids in Recovery from Opioids Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who's taking care of them?USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen mental health workers who told us the...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 5, 2021

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We Need To Talk About Another Pandemic Mental Health Crisis: Therapist BurnoutThere is a clear mental health crisis and growing need for care in the United States. A recent Gallup poll showed American's assessment of their own mental health is "worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades." Cannabis Companies Are Ready to RollThe haz...
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