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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 12, 2019

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Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life.
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Millennials Are Sick of Drinking

But they’re not giving up booze just yet.
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Opioid Overreaction

There is a real crisis. But the solution is flawed.
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‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it.

“Well, we did it when we were their age.” This common refrain, popular among parents with a permissive attitude toward underage drinking, is often coupled with well-intentioned efforts to keep adolescents safe while consuming alcohol.
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Mental health on college campuses:

5 things you didn’t know More than a quarter of college students have considered suicide, with 11.3 percent considering it in the past year, according to a recent survey from the American College Health Association.
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Nation watching NH's approach on opioid fight

The eyes of the nation are on New Hampshire and how it’s using millions of dollars from the federal government to fight the deadly opioid epidemic.
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Number of children going to ER with suicidal thoughts, attempts doubles, study finds

The number of children and teens in the United States who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015, according to a new analysis.
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Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditation

When Ivan Pavlov was measuring dog slobber at the turn of the 20th century, he could not have imagined all the ways his classical conditioning research would shape the future of scientific discovery.
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