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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 22, 2018

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When We Talk About Suicide, We Need to Talk About Addiction No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice. Learn More   These New Opioid PSAs Are Missing the Worst Part of Addiction Visceral new PSAs show the extreme lengths people will go to get high – but they leave out the desperate banality of the life of an addict. Learn More   The ‘cash for patients’ scandal sabotages addicts For the sake of their patients, addiction centres must be beyond reproach. These negative stories are a wake-up call for the sector. Learn More   “What ifs”: An underappreciated side effect of addiction Shortly after our son, William, died of an accidental heroin overdose at age 24, I stumbled upon this unflinching reflection of addiction as a family disease: “Addiction isn’t a...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 17, 2017

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Please note. This Update will not publish next Friday, November 24th. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!   Steps to Address the Opioid Addiction Epidemic Effective programs to address the opioid addiction epidemic in the US need to address the prevention of addiction among people not currently addicted, and treatment and risk reduction to prevent overdose and death among those currently addicted. Learn More   How This CEO Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Treat Addiction Drug overdoses are now the #1 cause of death in Americans under the age of 50, and less than 10% of the 24 million Americans who need help for addiction ever get it. Learn More Health experts to Trump administration: Treat addiction like a disease The opioid crisis that has swept across America continues to be a critical issue, and although there are more than 14,000 facilities around the country dedicated to treating addiction, a group of public...
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JUL
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 14

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  Scientists Lay the Groundwork for a Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer NIST researchers have measured a fundamental physical property of the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. Learn More Buprenorphine: Being out of treatment increases risk of death nearly 30-fold Buprenorphine reduces mortality for those with opioid use disorder, but periods off treatment are associated with much higher mortality rates. Learn More   Clinical trial looks at tramadol for opioid withdrawal A randomized clinical trial published by JAMA Psychiatry compared tramadol extended-release with clonidine and buprenorphine for the management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients with opioid use disorder in a residential research setting. Learn More   Governors Across the Country Calling State of Emergency for Opioid Abuse Public awareness of the ongoing opioid crisis in America is on the rise, and state lawmakers and officials are growing more vocal about their concerns. The opioid epidemic has hit every state in different...
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NOV
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 9

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 9
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring 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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. 'Baby boomers' on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50 The recent legalization of...
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OCT
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring 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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Substance abuse increases risk of developing schizophrenia by six times A study involving more than 3 million people confirms...
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JUL
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 29

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 29
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring 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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Marijuana use more common in western U.S., report finds Whether you smoke pot might depend on what part of...
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MAY
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 27

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 27
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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Children of Heroin Crisis Find Refuge in Grandparents’ Arms Cindi and Todd Colburn have had guardianship of their granddaughter,...
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MAY
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 20

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 20
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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Minnesota is the first state to require foster parents learn about fetal alcohol disorders Minnesota is the first state...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 13

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 13
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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Unlike alcohol, it’s tough to set DUI limits for marijuana There is a legal limit for drunk driving, but...
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MAY
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 6

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 6
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 Wellspring Center for Prevention. 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 Wellspring 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 email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. US facing not one, but two opioid epidemics The headlines have become grimly familiar: “More than 20 overdose deaths...
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