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Incorruptible Us Member Creates Powerful PSA for NJ Teens in Quarantine

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By: Wellspring Staff The last several months have been difficult on all of us, especially students who have been isolated from their friends during the COVID-19 quarantine. This extended isolation has taken a toll on our youth's mental health, and many teens are unsure of where to turn during these trying times. In honor of National Mental Health M...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 12, 2020

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People Can't Access Addiction Treatment Or Support Because Of The Pandemic And It's 'Very Problematic,' Say ExpertsCoronavirus is significantly disrupting essential treatment and support services for people suffering with substance abuse disorders, according to a new report released by the Addiction Policy Forum on Tuesday. New Jersey Attorney Gene...
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JUN
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Time for Self-Care!

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The purpose of this month's column is to focus on you, the reader, and the fact that as a result of the pandemic, many of you might be overwhelmed with fear, anger, resentment, shame and guilt. You may feel zapped of emotional and physical energy. And it's not uncommon to develop physical symptoms like headaches, insomnia and stomach aches. You may...
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JUN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 5, 2020

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10 Ways Employers Can Support Their Staff's Mental Health RemotelyMany reports and predictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic show that there is a silent wave we must fight off–the mental health wave. Could All Those 'Quarantinis' Lead to Drinking Problems?Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and cons...
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MAY
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Feeling Cooped Up? Try These Family-Friendly Survival Strategies

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By Hugh Anthony Wallace, Preventionist Several months into our new "normal," things have become quasi-organized and some sort of school and work structures have been put in place in the home. Every square inch of the home has been sanitized and cleaned – in fact I'm pretty sure you can eat off the floors now, providing you use a plate. But now the ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 29, 2020

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Kaiser releases detailed, eye-opening report about youth mental healthFindings: Nearly 25 percent of at-risk youth say they don't feel safe; and 98 percent have experienced more than one traumatic event before age 18. Click for more New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and IndianaA new synthetic opiate may be contributing...
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MAY
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Preparing for the Mental Health Crisis: Following COVID-19

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW Clinician, The PATH at Carteret Middle School According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "nearly one in five U.S adults live with a mental illness." Over the years, the numbers have not declined, and mental health professionals have discovered that more than 10 million adults have an unmet need for menta...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 22, 2020

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Changes In Opioid Supply Create New Risks As Stay-At-Home Rules EaseAs the country went into quarantine in March, many of Joseph DeSanto's opioid-addicted patients in Orange County, Calif., told him their supply was drying up, because drug dealers in the area were worried about a border shutdown, and were retreating to their hometowns in Mexico. Cl...
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Pathways Students Find a Mental Getaway Via Virtual Art Projects

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician & SADD Club Advisor for Pathways According to choreographer Twyla Tharp, "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." Let's face it, many of us are flat-out tired of sheltering in, but about three dozen Carteret High School students managed to escape via art projects on three different afternoons th...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 15, 2020

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Children's Mental Health Emergency Department Visits: 2007–2016Emergency department (ED) visits for children seeking mental health care have increased. Click for more Why Words Matter in the Substance Use ConversationCarefully chosen language can help reduce stigma Click for more Youth Perceptions of Juul in the United StatesThe use of e-cigarettes...
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