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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 28, 2018

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Experts: Physicians Need to Own Suicide Prevention

Lack of clinician training and poor risk prediction are among the obstacles to reducing suicides in the U.S., said speakers at a workshop here sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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N.J. on pace to lose 8 lives a day to overdoses as opioid crisis spreads

In 2016, the Garden State lost six people a day to drug overdoses, most of them from heroin. Last year, the rate increased to seven a day.
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1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use

Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.
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Successful recovery from addiction means more than achieving abstinence

Successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction through attending a residential treatment program means more to the person than just staying clean and sober, an Australian-first study has found.
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Most Hospital ERs Won’t Treat Your Addiction. These Will.

Fewer than 5 percent of emergency doctors work in hospitals that offer anti-addiction meds.
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New Federal and State Funds to Help Anti-Addiction Fight in Garden State

The money will go for prevention and treatment of opioid addiction. More than 2,000 New Jersey residents have died this year of drug-related causes.
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Stigma is Compounding our Addiction Crisis

Stigma can be defined as a mark of disgrace or shame associated with a particular circumstance or person.
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Report calls on New Jersey to reform its treatment of addiction

New Jersey is bucking the national trend when it comes to the number of fatal overdoses — and not in a good way.
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Opioid addiction takes rising toll in workplace, but many firms still turn a blind eye

Jimmy Sullivan prepared for his job as a bricklayer the same way every morning for years: injecting a shot of heroin before leaving his car..
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