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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 23, 2018

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How does resolving cannabis problems differ from resolving problems with alcohol or other drugs? Those resolving cannabis problems do so at younger ages, with less assistance than those resolving other substance-use problems. Learn More   The Opioid Diaries The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. Learn More   More Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems Data show no relationship between prison terms and drug misuse. Learn More   Death maps show where despair is killing Americans Alcohol deaths are down, but drug overdoses are way, way up. Learn More   During binges, U.S. adults have 17 billion drinks a year U.S. adults consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, or about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker, according to a first-of-its-kind...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 7

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  World's first trials of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction set to begin Imperial College London scientists expect to give first dose in the next two months alongside psychotherapy. Learn More Alcohol-related deaths will take 'decades' to reduce It will take decades to see the number of alcohol-related deaths fall significantly, a charity has warned. Learn More   Survey reveals prevalence of marijuana and alcohol use among drivers In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. On the flip side, the percentage of alcohol-positive drivers decreased 77 percent between 1973 and 2013-2014. Learn More   Calling it ‘brain disease’ makes addiction harder to treat AT LAST official count, in 2015, over 33,000 people have died from opioid painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl — twice the number killed by guns — and the number...
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NOV
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Blackout Wednesday

Blackout Wednesday
Over the past number of years, the night before Thanksgiving has slowly been turning into a huge binge drinking night for the young adult population. This is so much so that the night has even been nicknamed things like “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving.” It’s traditionally a night that college kids are back home for the holiday, get together with old friends, and hit the drinking scene hard. It’s also a time when most people get out of work early that Wednesday and then have off the next day for Thanksgiving. With usual festivities not starting until later in the day, it allows time to recover from the partying the night before. Both of these variables make for a very dangerous combination that often leads to a night filled with poor choices. The night before Thanksgiving is really the unofficial start to the heavy drinking and DUI season that usually goes...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 25

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 25
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. 4 Words That Will Get Students to Stop Binge-Drinking We are in a typical college September,...
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JUN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 26

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 26
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One is Safe Gripping the drug-filled syringe, David Kwiatkowski...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 17
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. In selecting treatment, recent drinking behavior may guide the way People who reduce their drinking in...
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MAR
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 13th

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 13th
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . New Jersey 'Ban The Box' Legislation Now In Effect The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act ("OCA") took effect on Sunday, March 1. The OCA - which "bans the box" on job applications, defers criminal background inquiries until after an interview. Learn More The time when Americans drank all day long The Puritans get a bad rap in America - especially when it comes to alcohol. They are generally blamed for putting the dampeners on any form of fun, and many people assume that it was the nation's puritanical roots coming to the surface when Prohibition was introduced in 1917....
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Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day
Older adults hardest hit by binge-drinking deaths A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time -- a condition known as alcohol poisoning, frequently a consequence of binge drinking.  . "Alcohol poisoning deaths are a heartbreaking reminder of the dangers of excessive alcohol use, which is a leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S.," Ileana Arias, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an agency news release. According to the new CDC Vital Signs report, alcohol poisoning kills more than 2,200 Americans a year.  Older adults as an age group are hardest hit by binge-drinking deaths. Adults aged 35 to 64 account for 75 percent of these deaths, and white males are most often the victims. Alcohol poisoning death rates vary widely across states, ranging from...
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JAN
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NCADD's Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update - Week ending January 16, 2015

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} The often-repeated claim that 1,800 college students die from 'alcohol-related causes' The Fact Checker recently explored the suspect math behind the often-cited statistic that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. A reader wrote asking for an inquiry into another statistic that often alarms the parents of college students - that 1,800 college students die every year from "alcohol-related causes." Click here to continue reading . indiah 15.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;} Addiction, Drunk Driving, and Suicide: The Struggles of Audrey Conn, Founder of 'Moderation Management'   A few days before Christmas, in a Portland suburb, Audrey Conn committed suicide in her mother's house. Her death, like her life, was immediately seen as something...
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JAN
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NCADD's Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update - Week ending January 9, 2015

Booze apps slammed for targeting young people JCU's professor Lynn Eagle and her team of researchers conducted a study involving alcohol use and discovered almost 80% promote heavy drinking. She explained many of the apps are aimed at young people and likely to work well. In addition, she noted there are no age restrictions on any of the apps. Please click here to continue reading.    Pot Pie, Redefined? Chefs Start to Experiment With Cannabis Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef's late-night pork belly poutine.But cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit. Please click here to continue reading.    Resolutions can harm mental health During the next few weeks, prepare to be barraged by admonitions to make New Year's resolutions....
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