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BE the CHANGE Club Celebrates Self-Care

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist February is a time to reflect and celebrate our love for others. But what about for ourselves? Often, we overlook and push aside our mental health and emotional wellbeing - even more so during a pandemic. So, for the month of February, the PATH and BE the CHANGE club focused t...
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Teen Negative Consequences. What Can You do?

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Those teen and young adult years are confusing, complicated and formative. Understanding what's happening socially and developmentally — and how it can intersect with substance use — is fundamental to setting the stage for healthier outcomes. Which is why it's important to take any substance use seriously. But, as a parent, before acting on impulse...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 5, 2021

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NJ Human Services To Expand Availability Medication Assisted Addiction TreatmentThe New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is planning to expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder through five new regional contracts with opioid treatment program (OTP)...
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MAR
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5 Startling Statistics About Senior Adults and Drug Use

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When caring for a senior adult, there are many aspects of their health to worry about — from sudden falls to increased health ailments. However, drug use is usually something parents worry about with their children more so than the senior adults in their lives. Surprisingly, senior adults are more at risk for substance misuse than people may realiz...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 26, 2021

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As Pot Legalization Spreads, More Teens Are Lighting UpAs pot gains in acceptance among adults, teenagers appear to be more tempted to try it, a new study out of California finds. After the state legalized marijuana use for adults in 2016, teens' use of the drug also climbed after years of steady decline. Health care workers replaced Denver cops in...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

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Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 PandemicThese findings suggest that ED care seeking shifts during a pandemic, underscoring the need to integrate mental health, substance use, and violence screening and prevention services into response activities during publi...
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When Life Becomes Overwhelming, Take Care of Yourself Too

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When your child is struggling with substance use, your focus is on them and their needs. It is not unusual for you to continually monitor where they are and who they are spending time with. Worry permeates your very being, every day. And in short order, you feel anxious and exhausted. I am telling you this because your own self-care is an important...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 12, 2021

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NJ Human Services to Expand Availability of Medication that Supports Recovery from AddictionNew Program Will Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment that Aids in Recovery from Opioids Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who's taking care of them?USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen mental health workers who told us the...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 5, 2021

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We Need To Talk About Another Pandemic Mental Health Crisis: Therapist BurnoutThere is a clear mental health crisis and growing need for care in the United States. A recent Gallup poll showed American's assessment of their own mental health is "worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades." Cannabis Companies Are Ready to RollThe haz...
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Why Are Senior Adults at a High Risk for Substance Misuse?

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While many might believe substance misuse and addiction is more prevalent in the younger populations, senior adults are also at a high risk for these habits — and for a variety of reasons. From mental health issues like depression and memory impairment to physical health issues like chronic pain and medical conditions, it's often a slippery slope i...
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