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AIR Therapy Dogs Visit Carteret High School

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By: Crystal Mutilitis, Clinician On Friday, October 15th, 2021, Tricia Baker, Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) Co-Founder, visited Pathways at Carteret High School with her two adorable therapy dogs. Attitudes in Reverse is a 100% volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization, and its mission is to save lives through mental health and suicide prevention...

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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 5, 2021

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Biden Admin Signals Shift To Harm Reduction Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has indicated that the war on drugs may be in the midst of a sea change (and so too the Biden administration's drug policy); late last month, Becerra told NPR that as far as harm reduction strategies concerned with mitigating damage from dr...

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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 29, 2021

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Drug overdose death increases straining first responders on the scene An increase in drug overdose deaths is putting a strain on first responders, prompting the development of new strategies to better help people with addiction and training mechanisms to teach paramedics, police and firefighters how to cope with what they experience on the job once...

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OCT
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Setting Up a Support System for a Senior Adult

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Is there a senior person in your life battling loneliness and isolation? Humans, regardless of their age, are social creatures who need social connections in their lives. It's important for older adults to feel they have a close circle of loved ones surrounding them so they don't develop unhealthy habits or distressing mental health condi...

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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 22, 2021

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Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in an effort U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says will help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health. Teen vapers have few...

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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 15, 2021

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Living in Recovery: What Works? NIH HEAL Initiative research aims to help people stay in recovery long-term Gen Z's battle with social media addiction "Our childhoods were stolen," says 21-year-old Rikki Schlott, who has had an Instagram account since she was 11. Recently, Facebook has come under fire for the impact its apps can have on teens and t...

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OCT
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Your Guide to Safety for Your Teenage Children

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The teenage years can be some of the most challenging and overwhelming years of your child's life. While you might assume your child is safer while at home with you, the freedom from school and other responsibilities can lead to increased peer pressure and experimentation. Here's your go-to guide to safety for your teens. Lock up any dangerous...

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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 8, 2021

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Harm reduction and addiction treatment need infrastructure investment Science and clinical practice have shown that properly treated addiction is not an intractable illness — it can be prevented, and it can be managed. Yet, over the past decade, we have made little progress in ending the overdose and addiction epidemics. The DEA Is Warning Of A Ris...

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Pathways Students Recognize National Suicide Prevention Month

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By Lauren Balkan, Deputy Director September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the 2nd 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%. Although NJ has one of the...

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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 1, 2021

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Mental Health: Eradicating the stigma through media, education, and real-life exposure Substantial stigma over minority groups in our civilization has occurred for hundreds of years. While much of the stigma has been diminished, the stigma surrounding mentally ill and/or neurodivergent individuals is still happening. However, it can be easy to over...

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