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Teen’s Educational, Movie-Like Video Project Wins #Drivingskills101 PSA Contest

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Update October 2021: The premiere of the PSA that CHS SADD students worked on with SADD National, the National Road Safety Foundation, and award winning producers has been released!! There's also a sneak peek behind the scenes of our SADD club members giving feedback to producers and actors as the PSA is put together. Congratulations to Sabih ...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 2, 2021

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Illegal drugs trade goes digital for pandemic Like supermarkets, restaurants and purveyors of sourdough bread, the illegal drugs trade went digital to serve its customers during lockdown, and could stay that way when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Europe's drugs agency said on Wednesday. Strategies for Effectively Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds...

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It’s All About Love and Enabling

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As human beings, we are innately driven to protect our loved ones.Although this intrinsic characteristic typically shields our kin and spouses from life-threatening situations, when substance use is involved, it can sustain and even encourage the illnesses with which our loved ones struggle. Both fueled and blinded by love, we end up protecting the...

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Teens’ Creativity Shines Through in Middlesex County’s ‘Don’t Drive Dangerously’ PSA Contest

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For teenagers everywhere, learning to drive and getting a driver's license is an exciting rite of passage. It's also an enormous responsibility, and it's important for teens to understand the consequences of dangerous driving — especially when alcohol and other substances are involved. In 2000, Middlesex County, New Jersey launched its very first D...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 25, 2021

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis and Racism: A Long, Troubled History The enduring racial gap in the opiate addiction rate stems largely from racist 19th-century medical beliefs about Black bodies, coupled with substandard medical care provided to Black Civil War troops. FDA Must Do More to Stop Youth Vaping, House Members Say "The alternative is going ...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 18, 2021

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Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To CopeVictoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else's. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursing hangovers, but she couldn't have a problem, she thought. Addressing Racial And Ethni...

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What Is the Role of Parents in Prevention Education?

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Parents play a specific role in prevention education. The earlier a child starts experimenting with substances, the more likely they are to develop an addiction. The Center on Addiction found in 2018 that children who began using substances like tobacco, alcohol or prescription medications before the age of 15 were seven-times more likely to experi...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 11, 2021

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Did a Ban on Flavored Vapes Raise Teen Smoking Rates?A ban on flavored vaping products in San Francisco may have increased high school students' use of conventional cigarettes, according to a new study. We're Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid CrisisJournalists have largely presented the overdose crisis as a story of three interconnected and...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 4, 2021

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How We Measure and Report 'Success' in Addiction Treatment MattersChronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United St...

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My Doughnuts Are Better Than Yours! A Sweet Contest Story

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By Lauren Balkan, MSW, LCSW, Deputy Director They came with hands-full of boxes filled with the best donuts around. There were doughnuts in many varieties, different colors, and even a few that were gluten free and vegan (I am sure you are thinking – why bother?). All of this took place at the Pathways School-Based Youth Services program at Ca...

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