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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 1, 2022

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Substance use experts tackle health inequalities among people released from prison New research is set to explore how health services can better support people released from prison in a bid to reduce the numbers dying from substance use, overdose, and suicide. Inside The Process To Legalize Recreational Cannabis In Germany When the German governmen...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 24, 2022

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To protect people with addiction from discrimination, the Justice Dept. turns to a long-overlooked tool: the ADA It was at Massachusetts General Hospital that Bryan found the care he needed for his opioid use disorder. He had previously tried, without success, to just quit. But when the hospital's renowned addiction medicine team prescribed him Sub...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 17, 2022

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Patients seek mental health care from their doctor but find health plans standing in the way When a longtime patient visited Dr. William Sawyer's office after recovering from COVID-19, the conversation quickly turned from the coronavirus to anxiety and ADHD. New push to tackle mental health stigma in school 'The most important thing is to listen', ...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 10, 2022

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More than 4 in 10 US adults who needed substance use and mental health care didn't get care The number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder nearly tripled during the pandemic, from 11.0 percent in 2019 to 31.6 percent in the fall of 2021, When States Legalize Pot, More Teens Light Up Pot use among U.S. minors increases whe...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 3, 2022

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What Can Be Done About the Opioid Crisis The war on drugs is a war on the fundamental logic of economics itself. Where robust untapped demand exists, some profit-seeking entrepreneur will rise up to exploit the opportunity. Access to care cannot be equitable while stigma remains pervasive More than half of people with mental illness receive no trea...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 27, 2022

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How schools and the Biden administration are prioritizing student mental health Schools and the federal government are trying to provide the kinds of mental health support that many families either can't find, or can't afford. The Fight to Eliminate Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Discrimination We are in the midst of a mental h...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 20, 2022

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The Student Mental Health Crisis A 2018 Pew Research Center Survey found that 95% of teens in the U.S. have access to a smartphone, and 45% of this group are online nearly all the time. This is particularly concerning, given the Mayo Clinic's analysis of several studies that suggest prolonged and sustained usage of social media puts teens at greate...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 13, 2022

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Major food brands seek crackdown on marijuana-infused copycats Two fourth-graders in Edmond, Okla., went to the hospital after eating what looked like commercial gummy candies. In Cooper City, Fla., nine children were hospitalized after snarfing what seemed almost identical to a common brand of sour candy. More states allow fentanyl test strips as ...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 6, 2022

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May Is Older Americans Month: Elder Abuse Is a Social Determinant of Health The study of the social determinants of health (SDOH) has identified how social factors contribute to poor (and often inequitable) health outcomes. Fortunately, many of the social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes are at least, to some extent...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 29, 2022

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Report Shows Persisting Pervasiveness of Stigma Related to Drug Use More than 70% of Americans surveyed recently by the research firm RIWI Corporation said they believe individuals who use drugs problematically are somewhat, mostly, or entirely responsible for their drug use, and those dependent on drugs have a moderate, low, or no chance at recove...

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