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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Bill Would Help Counter Overdoses by Allowing Libraries To Use NarcanActing to help counter the tragic number of overdose deaths fueled by the opioid epidemic, a Senate committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Joe Cryan that would allow public libraries to keep supplies of life-saving Narcan available..Shame Around Mental Illness May Be ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Sober Houses In A Gray Area Between 'Over-Regulating And Under-Regulating'Sober houses are places where addicts can continue their recovery after completing formal medical treatment. Falmouth has one of the highest number of these homes per capita of any town in Massachusetts, in part due to the presence of the addiction treatment center Gosnold.Th...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 23

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Please note: Wellspring's weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, June 30, 2017. Thank you! America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’tAfter decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible: Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer.Learn MoreNew warning about alcohol and brain damageReports on alcohol consumption vary. A few point out some beneficial effects from drinking; most highlight the risks. To add to the latter, a new report shows the damage that drinking can have on the brain. Learn More Young people not routinely asked about alcohol consumption, survey of A&E departments findsNine out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency...
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