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JAN
14

Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise

Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise
The percentage of people treated for a drug overdose who need more than one dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone is on the rise, a new study ...
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JAN
12

Association Found Between Non-Cigarette Tobacco Product Use and Future Cigarette Smoking Among Teens

Association Found Between Non-Cigarette Tobacco Product Use and Future Cigarette Smoking Among Teens
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), some teens who use e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products report smoking ciga...
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JAN
12

Sessions Allows More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Laws Against Marijuana

Sessions Allows More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Laws Against Marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded a policy that discouraged prosecutors from enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have d...
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JAN
10

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California
Recreational marijuana sales began on January 1 in California. California, the nation’s most populous state, is the sixth state to allow sales of recr...
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JAN
09

New England States Report Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2017

New England States Report Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2017
New England states saw a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports. State officials say efforts including widespread...
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JAN
08

Deaths Rise From Unintentional Drug and Alcohol Overdoses in the Workplace

Deaths Rise From Unintentional Drug and Alcohol Overdoses in the Workplace
Deaths from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses in the workplace rose more than 30 percent in 2016, a new report concludes. According to The Wall...
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JAN
06

Black Americans Hard Hit by Drug Overdoses in Urban Counties

Black Americans Hard Hit by Drug Overdoses in Urban Counties
Drug overdoses are on the rise among black Americans, especially in urban counties where fentanyl has become pervasive. The New York Times reports the...
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JAN
06

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy
A new government report finds life expectancy in the United States decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016, in part due to an increase in fa...
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JAN
05

What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?

What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?
People in rural America are dying from drug overdoses at a faster rate than Americans who live in other parts of the country, and opioid poisonings in...
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DEC
27

Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down

Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 33% increase in the number of teens experiencing depression,...
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