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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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JUN
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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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JUN
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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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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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