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For many people, drug and alcohol problems begin as self-medication for other mental health symptoms. Half of people with a substance use disorder have another mental illness at some point, and vice-versa, fragmented and hard-to-access mental health care means that these conditions and addiction often go untreated.
It is distressing to see a continuing negative impact of drug overdose on the life expectancy of Americans. These deaths often occur in young adults and therefore represent a tragically high number of years of life lost and devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities, we have the science and the tools available to help us reverse this trend and reduce the number of overdose deaths in this country. But these tools are not being used effectively.
Harm reduction can be life saving for individuals, for example, that are not ready to receive medications or treatment but are at a very high risk of dying.
Found on CNN 9 months ago
Some people lost their jobs, some people lost their support systems. Patients that were, for example, in recovery have resorted to drug taking because of stress.
Found on FOX News 1 year ago
This has been an incredibly uncertain and stressful time for many people and we are seeing an increase in drug consumption, difficulty in accessing life-saving treatments for substance use disorders, and a tragic rise in overdose deaths.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
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This particular study is a step forward in that we can now state with a higher degree of confidence that cannabis use is associated with an increased prevalence and incidence of substance use disorders but less likely to be linked with any mood disorder or anxiety disorder.
Found on Reuters 6 years ago
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