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Self-Care for Parents During COVID-19

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist It has been about five months since schools and offices went virtual and the COVID-19 quarantine began. Many parents juggled working from home while assisting their kids with distance learning.  Navigating the new normal of living during a pandemic can cause parents to feel a mix of emotions. Each day of workin...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 31, 2020

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Should schools reopen for students' mental health? Experts weigh inThe talk of schools reopening in the fall and the push from President Donald Trump and his secretary of education to open in-person classes have many parents worried about the safety of their children. Our patients with addiction often feel little more than 'animals' in the pharmacy...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 24, 2020

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You Know What Else Has Sold Well During the Pandemic? Weed EdiblesPandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products. Study Finds Growth in LSD UseThe recent use of LSD to treat severe psychological disorders in several clinical applications has proven effective in reducing symptoms and distressing even...
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It’s all about love and enabling

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During these uncertain times, those who misuse, or abuse alcohol and/or other drugs are particularly vulnerable. The stress from social isolation and other COVID-19-related life changes can lead to or worsen substance use and misuse. There are also health risks resulting from chronic alcohol/drug use as it weakens the immune system and puts stress ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17, 2020

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Many people turning to CBD & marijuana to treat anxiety stemming from pandemicRecreational marijuana is one industry that has not seen a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. People have spent over $239 million on the newly legal drug so far this year. Some experts say that legal cannabis and CBD may be people's way of dealing with the stress ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 10, 2020

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Suicide: The hidden risk of addiction and mental health issuesIt can be difficult for a person who suffers from addiction and mental health issues to ask for help. Tragically, the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health can make a person feel worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Addiction and mental health issues also affect the lives of loved...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 26, 2020

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A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial CollapseFewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it's not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and alcohol addiction treatment, ...
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Pathways Quarantine Activities

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What was virtual programming or remote learning like for the students who are involved in Pathways School Based Youth Services at Carteret High School? I can tell you there was a lot going on from the day we were sent home! In fact, during quarantine, Pathways SBYSP had over 850 student contacts, served 222 unduplicated students and provided more t...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 19, 2020

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'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American StreetsA new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn. Substance Abuse Risks Rise Amid Pandemic As Workers Return To JobsEmployers should be on alert as the risk of increased substance misuse among employees could be on the ris...
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Students from The PATH Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist, The PATH Since the start of COVID-19, it feels as though our lives have been turned upside down. The same holds true for the millions of students whose school lives have suddenly been disrupted. The stress of the pandemic – mixed with the academic pressures of virtual learning and the physical s...
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