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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 16, 2018

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Please note that our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, November 23rd.
On behalf of everyone at Wellspring Center for Prevention, here's wishing each of you a great Thanksgiving.
May you and your family and your friends enjoy a wonderful day.

 

Parents Are Cutting Off Their Opioid-Addicted Kids — and It's the Toughest Decision of Their Lives

Kim Humphrey was sitting in a sea of chairs, surrounded by about 40 people he had never met, when the Phoenix police officer finally realized what a train wreck his life was.
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Trump's Policies Are Increasing Teen Stress and Eroding Mental Health

For young people across the country, fear of gun violence and stress over racist policies are increasing stress and eroding mental health.
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Chronic pot use may have serious effects on the brain, experts say

More research needs to be done to highlight the long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain, body and our behavior, experts say.
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Switzerland’s Experiment With Addiction Treatment

The 1,500 patients at Switzerland’s 22 PEPS centers have all tried unsuccessfully to kick their habit with drug-replacement therapy.
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Beyond the Stigma: State launching push to promote 'recovery-friendly' workplaces

The state is ramping up its “recovery-friendly workplace” program to help New Hampshire businesses support their employees who have substance-use disorders.
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Rutgers chosen for regional mental health center

Rutgers University is getting $4.2 million in federal funding over five years to create a regional center to enhance mental health services for adults and children.
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Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

Screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use could become part of a standard doctor's visit, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force. The organization, funded and staffed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published its recommendation in the medical journal JAMA.
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There’s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here’s Why It’s Important

Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.
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How to Be More Mindful at Work

Our jobs pay the bills, occupy many of our waking hours and can even give our lives meaning. They can also be a source of significant stress: tight deadlines, long days and difficult conversations.
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