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'Don’t Get Vaped In' Creative Expression Contest

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist For the past nine years, the Coalition for Healthy Communities, an initiative of the Wellspring Center for Prevention, has hosted a creative expression contest for middle school students. In the past, the contest focused on the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medicines by adolescents. This year...
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4 Ways to Set Boundaries While You're Working from Home

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By Christina Lavigne, Clinician, The PATH School Based Clinical Services The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful time for so many people around the world. Not only are we concerned about the health/safety of our family and friends, but our way of living has been dramatically changed with stay-at-home orders. Working from home is a privil...
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MAY
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National Prevention Week 2020

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy Director National Prevention Week (NPW) is held each year during May. Originally, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) chose this timing because it is near the start of summer, an important time for school, communities, and prevention professionals to focus on prevention. Adolescents and ful...
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MAY
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8, 2020

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Google, Facebook, Twitter team up to support addiction recovery during pandemicGoogle, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together (TechTogether.co), an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders Click for more Naloxone by mail? What N.J....
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MAY
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Pathways’ Virtual Volunteers Write Letters to Seniors Sheltering In

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician & SADD Club Advisor for Pathways The loss of being able to attend school in person has required students to adapt in multiple ways. In addition to having to figure out how to do classwork online, they lost all extracurricular activities, and the connection that comes with it.We all know (and scientific studies...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 1, 2020

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Majority of NJ residents say they'll vote for marijuana legalization in NovemberMore than two-thirds of New Jersey residents said they plan to support legalizing marijuana when the matter goes before voters this November, according to a Thursday report from the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Click for more Coronavirus Disrupts Illegal Drug ...
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GSA Launches New Day of Silence Video

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By Dylan Goodwin, Clinician – PathwaysThe Day of Silence is a student-led national protest where individuals take a vow of silence to emphasize the silencing and social exclusion of LGBTQ people within schools and communities around the globe. This protest was first observed in 1996, at the University of Virginia, created by two of the college...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 24, 2020

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A tale of two epidemics: When COVID-19 and opioid addiction collideI am a primary care doctor who has recovered from — and who treats — opiate addiction. I work in an inner-city primary care clinic in Chelsea, Massachusetts, which currently has the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, due, in part, to poverty.. Click for more Despite evidence, ma...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 17, 2020

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Coronavirus is causing a mental health crisis. Here's how to fight it. Coronavirus is causing a mental health crisis. Here's how to fight it.Covid-19 patients and those caring for them could be especially at risk for anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Click for more Pandemic upends pot legalizationBallot campaigns and cannabis bills get pus...
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Fighting the Pandemic with Gratitude

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Considering the state of the country nowadays, I have been spending a lot of time thinking quite a bit about gratitude. Last week, I made the mistake of uttering a slight complaint to my 94-year old mother. She lives in Israel and has been experiencing the effects of Coronavirus while quarantined at the assisted-living facility she lives at. She qu...
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