Addiction News & Policy Update

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 30, 2018

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Opioid epidemic: New Jersey sues Johnson & Johnson subsidiary over deceptive marketing

New Jersey targeted one of the state's most important industries Tuesday, filing suit against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson for its role in fueling an accelerating opioid crisis that has claimed more than 2,600 lives in the state this year.
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A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that's used to treat addiction — but some have called it a 'dangerous opioid'

A final decision on the legality of a controversial drug is expected imminently from the US government.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter Formed Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis

The coalition will be led by the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies
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Learning ways to tackle addiction

Denmark can show us how to help drug users, says Helen Keats
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Rethinking How We Measure Addiction

We've been measuring addiction recovery the same way for over a century.
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Excited Fearless and Hopeful

The first time I tried you in a needle I was excited, fearless and hopeful.
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One of the biggest challenges of kicking addiction is getting and keeping a job

After years of drug addiction and homelessness, Kenny Sawyer found himself staring at a job application at Hypertherm , a New Hampshire company that makes industrial cutting tools.
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"Dopesick Nation" Shows Reality of Treatment Professionals Who Struggle with Addiction

As a former social worker in recovery from addiction, I was initially skeptical of the VICELAND Series Dopesick Nation because I thought it would follow the familiar formula of A&E’s Intervention and TLC’s Addicted. I was wrong.
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Client of recovery program addresses stigma on National Addictions Awareness Week

During National Addictions Awareness Week, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is addressing the stigma associated with substance use disorders.  People struggling with addictions often face judgement and criticism based on the things they crave.
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