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Cellphone use to be prohibited in class: Ministry

China.dot.org 26 Feb 2021
The move aims to tackle the harmful side effects of cellphone overuse among teenagers, which include vision problems, poor posture and internet addiction disorders.  ... Lyu also called for parents to take responsibility and act as good role models for their children by firstly not being addicted to cellphones themselves.
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End SUD Endorses The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act

Killeen Daily Herald 25 Feb 2021
25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, bipartisan members of Congress re-introduced the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act – legislation that will help build universal access to lifesaving treatment for opioid use disorder ... To learn more about the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act, visit www.endsud.org/mat-act.
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Mental health experts say more funding is needed to address pandemic-related stresses

The Oregonian 25 Feb 2021
... said that while a COVID-19 related package is the most likely vehicle, he sees an appetite for a substance use disorder package centered around larger policies such as legislation to build on a major 2016 addiction law known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.
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Q&A: Rep. Madeleine Dean and her son reflect on his addiction

Finger Lakes Times 25 Feb 2021
While other books focus on the act of addiction and end at recovery, “Mad and Harry,” as they call each other, wanted to do something different ... You describe how hard it was to understand your son’s addiction ... But in our country, a jetliner of souls a day is dying from addiction ... You push back against the old idea that addiction is a moral failing.
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In 'Crisis,' characters turn to The Detroit News for help

Detroit news 25 Feb 2021
It's not every day that Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman is tossed a copy of The Detroit News with his face on the cover ... Quiver Distribution) ... 'Crisis' takes a muddled look at opioid addiction ... spoiler alert) finds out the drug is even more addictive than oxycodone, he acts as a whistleblower, and winds up sharing his story with The Detroit News ... ....
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California minister sent to jail in massive Obamacare fraud after using phony addresses in Connecticut ...

Hartford Courant 24 Feb 2021
A California minister who devised a plan to treat desperate drug addicts by cheating health care providers in the early days of the Affordable Care Act was sentenced to prison in Hartford Tuesday for a fraud that grew so large it skewed the rates charged by insurance exchanges ...
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California father and son must pay millions for national drug rehab fraud, judge says

East Bay Times 24 Feb 2021
A father-son team must pay $26.7 million in restitution, and do time in federal prison, for fraudulently signing up addicts for health insurance and getting kickbacks from treatment centers in California ... The younger White was a former addict who became sober in his father’s clinic in Mexico, a sentencing report said.
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Father and son from Southern California must pay millions for national drug rehab fraud, judge says

Orange County Register 24 Feb 2021
A father-son team must pay $26.7 million in restitution, and do time in federal prison, for fraudulently signing up addicts for health insurance and getting kickbacks from treatment centers in California ... The younger White was a former addict who became sober in his father’s clinic in Mexico, a sentencing report said.
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Oregon bill would hike wine, beer and cider taxes

Capital Press 24 Feb 2021
SALEMOregon legislators Tuesday introduced House Bill 3296, dubbed the Addiction Crisis Recovery Act, which would increase the state's beer tax by 2,800% and wine tax by 1,700% ... The bill's advocates, including Oregon Recovers, the nonprofit coalition backing the bill, say the proposal is an important step toward addiction recovery.
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‘Do it now. Ask for help now’: Rep. Madeleine Dean and her son reflect on ...

Roll Call 24 Feb 2021
While other books focus on the act of addiction and end at recovery, “Mad and Harry,” as they call each other, wanted to do something different ... You describe how hard it was to understand your son’s addiction ... But in our country, a jetliner of souls a day is dying from addiction ... You push back against the old idea that addiction is a moral failing.
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Opposition wants P.E.I.-based staff for mental health phone line

CBC 24 Feb 2021
The Opposition health critic says the province's planned phone line that will act as a single point of contact for mental health and addictions services needs to be staffed with people on P.E.I ... .
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Horror movies making a quiet comeback due to pandemic crisis

Asahi News 24 Feb 2021
"Suicide Forest Village," the latest offering by horror master Takashi Shimizu, is pitched at audiences wanting to view a scary movie to relieve the humdrum of their daily lives ... Born in 2001, Yamada made her acting debut in 2013. Her latest works include "The Master Plan" and "The Cinderella Addiction," both of which were released in 2021. .
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Mental health experts say funding needed to address needs

Finger Lakes Times 23 Feb 2021
... said that while a COVID-19 related package is the most likely vehicle, he sees an appetite for a substance use disorder package centered around larger policies such as legislation to build on a major 2016 addiction law known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.
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