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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June, 2018

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Why Are More Women Than Ever Addicted to Alcohol?

Despite health warnings 
and greater social awareness, alcohol use disorder has nearly doubled for 
women since 2002. What’s at the bottom of it?
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Social media usage linked to underage drinking

Penn Medicine research explores adolescent and young adult social media use and drinking patterns.
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If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?

When Julie Eldred tested positive for fentanyl in 2016, 11 days into her probation for a larceny charge, she was sent to jail.
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A growing number of sober programs support college students recovering from addiction

“No one should have to choose between recovery and a college education,” said the director of the biggest college recovery program in the country.
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As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community

Americans overwhelmingly see drug addiction as a problem in their local community, regardless of whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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A growing number of sober programs support college students recovering from addiction

“No one should have to choose between recovery and a college education,” said the director of the biggest college recovery program in the country.
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Prescription Painkillers: Tips To Reduce Addiction Risk

After a civil lawsuit filed by New Jersey state authorities, Michelle Breitenbach, a former sales representative for Insys Therapeutics, pleaded guilty to charges that she helped fuel the opioid addiction crisis. She admitted to bribing doctors to prescribe the painkiller Subsys for purposes not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 30.
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