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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 25, 2022

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With overdoses at record highs, a veterinary tranquilizer spreading through the U.S. drug supply poses new threats It was in the mid-2010s, the researchers heard, when "tranq dope" took off in Philadelphia. Over 2.5 million students were current users of tobacco products last year, survey shows About 1 in 8 US high school students -- more than 2 mi...

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CHS Hosts Teen Dating Violence Workshop

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By: Crystal Mutilitis, Clinician Carteret High School's Pathways hosted a vital domestic violence workshop for students in December 2021 after recognizing the need to have more in-depth conversations about the topic with students. The workshop was open to all students and about 30 students attended. A guest speaker from Women Aware, a domestic viol...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 18, 2022

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Breaking the Stigma Behind Mental Health and Depression Let's Talk About It .  No, really. While I've never bought into the stigma thing, I get it. However, my approach is to pretend it's not there, and it isn't. Either you control it, or it controls you. How to Invest Opioid Settlement and Federal Funding To Prevent Substance Use and Promote Youth...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 11, 2022

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A look inside the first safe injection sites in the U.S. Two rooms in New York are the first places in the U.S. where local officials are allowing illegal drug use to make it less deadly. Philadelphia's attempts to start one have so far been thwarted. Mental health and substance use challenges for rural and remote communities: The Impact of COVID-1...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 4, 2022

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Applications to Run Safe Injection Sites Being Accepted Organizations that want to operate so-called harm reduction centers in Rhode Island, where people dealing with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under proper medical supervision, can now submit an application to the state Department of Health. New data show US drug epidemic is ...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 25, 2022

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Amid a surge in deaths, a safe place to get high — and to avoid an overdose Kristina Peterson anxiously tapped the heels of her boots on the tile floor inside the brightly lit lobby. Moments earlier, she had given her date of birth to an intake coordinator and answered an inquiry about the drug she planned to use. Proposed 2022 CDC Clinical Practic...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 18, 2022

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Opioid fight needs new strategy, Cabinet leadership: report A bipartisan report from a congressional commission says the U.S. needs Cabinet-level leadership and a new multipronged strategy to counter its festering overdose epidemic Rethinking Substance Use Prevention: An Earlier and Broader Approach Substance use prevention, along with treatment an...

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How to Manage Teenage Stress: A Guide for Students

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By Aja Bradley  What's causing you the most stress right now? Is it school? Homework? Extracurriculars? Relationships? Jobs? How are you managing your stress? Is it effective? Many students experience significant amounts of stress throughout the school year. There is pressure to perform well in school, work part-time, pass state exams, ap...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 11, 2022

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Drug Overdose Suicides Rising among Young Americans and seniors Suicides by drug overdose have increased among teens, young adults and seniors, even as they declined for the overall population, U.S. federal researchers say. Senate begins work on bipartisan mental health package Experts call for provisions to boost the mental health workforce and cr...

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Thriving Through Adolescence

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What are the most basic skills youth need to succeed - not just to avoid trouble as they grow up, but to really thrive? It turns out an organization called the Search Institute has been quietly doing research on this very subject for decades.Through surveys of millions of children and youth from varied backgrounds all over the world, common buildin...

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