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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 13, 2018


Addiction recovery advocates pressure state to change sober living laws

In big bold letters on a New Jersey Superior Court decision document, the words “penalties” and “violation” stand out next to an amount for more than half a million dollars.
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Opioid addiction treatment with medicine works best. Why don't more young people get it?

First there was the bottle of opioid cough medicine he chugged when he was 13 or 14. Then the pills prescribed to his father for chronic pain.
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Poll: Most Americans View Addiction As Disease, But Stigmatizing Views Persist

A new survey revealed that about 32% of participants view opioid addiction as a character flaw.
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Scared Straight: ‘Addiction Angel’ nurse uses 1970s concept to steer kids off opioids

Alicia Palermo-Reddy preps patients for ambulatory surgery and she recently noticed two, middle-aged women who seemed sad and withdrawn. The husband of one tried to explain.
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Can CBD oil prevent relapse in recovering addicts?

CBD for addiction has become a hot topic, although, a somewhat controversial one. Studies are coming out demonstrating CBD can help recovering addicts stay sober, but the stigma against cannabis is still real, especially in the recovery community. Let’s take a look at the research to better understand the science behind CBD for addicti
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Fix addiction? Don't do nothing

Half of America is personally affected by substance abuse. The addict, a family member, a victim of crime or something else personal. I’ve got my reasons.
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Can Mindfulness Really Help You Heal From Addiction?

Ancient mindfulness philosophy says that humans are wired to cling to pleasure and avoid pain. That truth is evident across the span of human existence and is more prevalent than ever in modern-day society.
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Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills.
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NIH director: Agency is looking at alcohol industry influence ‘in a very aggressive way’

The controversy over research conducted by the National Institutes of Health on the health impacts of moderate drinking has reached Capitol Hill, where a lawmaker on Wednesday stridently questioned the agency’s director, Francis Collins, over the NIH’s reportedly cozy relationship with the alcohol industry.
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