Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 8, 2019


U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by two public health nonprofits.Learn More   Young Adults at Risk for Addiction Show Key Differences in Brain Region Young adults at risk of developing addiction problems show key differences in a particular brain region tied to impulse control, according to a new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology..Learn More   Can our surroundings fuel addiction? New research in the journal Learning and Memory explores the impact of environmental cues on addiction. The findings could enhance the process of recovering from addiction.Learn More   Addiction center raises concerns over ketamine approval A New Jersey, USA-based addiction treatment center has warned that the US regulator’s...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 23


Please note: Wellspring's weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, June 30, 2017. Thank you!   America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible: Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer.Learn More New warning about alcohol and brain damage Reports on alcohol consumption vary. A few point out some beneficial effects from drinking; most highlight the risks. To add to the latter, a new report shows the damage that drinking can have on the brain. Learn More   Young people not routinely asked about alcohol consumption, survey of A&E departments finds Nine out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help...

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