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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 20, 2020

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Please note that we will not be publishing our weekly News & Policy Update next week. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff at Wellspring Center for Prevention, we wish you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday. A Covid-19 surge of depression and anxiety is being treated by robotsThe World Health Organization estimated before Covid-19 ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 13, 2020

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How to detox from election anxiety, according to mental health expertsAt this point in 2020 — with a global pandemic, social unrest, natural disasters and a divisive election — we've heard plenty of advice about self-care. Alcohol and COVID-19: How Do We Respond to This Growing Public Health Crisis? Before the onset of COVID-19, the USA was experie...
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Fall Festival Fun With the PATH

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By Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist This October, Carteret Middle School hosted its first Fall Festival. All middle school students had the opportunity to attend. The festival was held over the course of two days. Students who opted into hybrid learning participated throughout the school day. Alternatively, students who remained vir...
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Holidays are Stressful Enough. That is Especially True in the Time of Covid-19

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It's no secret the holidays are stressful. The events intended to bring us joy during the season — parties, family reunions, work get-togethers — instead become minefields as we try to deal with intoxicated loved ones, or the uncertainty of how to act around someone in treatment and recovery, or for those of us in recovery, maintaining our own sobr...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 6, 2020

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Thinking Long-Term: COVID-19's Clinical Consequences and Mental Health EffectsThe COVID-19 Coalition comprises of a group of nationally recognized experts who serve as an advisory panel with the goal to equip providers with the resources they need to enhance patient outcomes amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Through this alliance, MJH Lif...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 30, 2020

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A 17-Year Transition from Prescription Opioids to Heroin among US Adolescents Followed Into Adulthood Objective: To examine the longitudinal relationships between US adolescents' prescription opioid use and misuse and any subsequent heroin use in adulthood. Sharp Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths Seen During 1st Few Months Of Pandemic Drug overdose deat...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 23, 2020

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The Opioid Epidemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic: Drug Testing in 2020 The convergence of the opioid epidemic and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created new health care challenges. The authors analyzed changes in clinical drug testing patterns and results at a national clinical laboratory, comparing data obtained before and du...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 16, 2020

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New Survey Highlights Pros and Cons of Teletherapy for Mental Health Evidence shows telehealth can be effective for mental health treatment, but some therapists and patients prefer in-person sessions. Smoking on TV: Attorneys general call on Hollywood unions for help kicking the habitThe National Association of Attorneys General is asking several m...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 2, 2020

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Stigma and Mental Illness - a Personal View I'm never too sure what I think about stigma. If you asked me now, my immediate response would be that it has had no adverse effect on my life, and of course that has to be rubbish. Educators Seek To Address Mental Health As Students Return To NYC Public SchoolsAs New York City's public schools begin in-p...
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Pathways Programs During Suicide Prevention Month

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September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the second leading cause of death for children, teens and young adults ages 10-34. Rates of suicide have been on the rise for years. From 2000 to 2018, the rate has increased by 35%. The pandemic has also influenced an increase in suicide rates ...
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