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Alcoholism is Still Number One Substance Use Issue for Youth

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Every year, April is "celebrated" as Alcohol Awareness Month. The purpose of Alcohol Awareness Month is to point out the stigma that still surrounds alcoholism and substance abuse in general. Alcoholism seems to have lost its place as the number one addiction problem in America. Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic is front and center in most people'...
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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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Carteret Middle School Students Take Part in Say Something Week

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By: Crystal Mutilitis, MSW, LSW, Clinician and Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist This March, Carteret Middle School participated in Say Something Week. The program, created by the Sandy Hook Promise, teaches students how to prevent school violence, shootings and other harmful acts. By following three essential steps — recognizing war...
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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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‘Don’t Get Vaped In’ Creative Expression Contest Celebrates Youth Voices

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist Wellspring Center for Prevention and the Coalition for Healthy Communities support youth peer-to-peer prevention messaging in many ways. One way is through our "Don't Get Vaped In" Creative Expression contest. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 throughout Middlesex County are invited to interpret their idea of our contes...
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Helping Kids Combat Peer Pressure

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist When children are young, they seek approval from their parents. As they get older, around 12 years of age, they begin to care more about how their peers see them. There can be a fear of rejection, not fitting in, or being left out. This can have a big effect on young adolescents who desperately want to be accepted b...
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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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NIDA’s 11th National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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By: Stephanie Yau and Dheeksha Sudhakar, Incorruptible.Us Students From South Brunswick High School National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual, week-long observance to encourage more conversations about the effects of drugs and alcohol especially on teenagers. The week brings awareness of many misconceptions and myths that teens...
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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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