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DEC
13

FDA Approves First Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction

FDA Approves First Monthly Injection to Treat Opioid Addiction
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever buprenorphine injection for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder (OUD)...
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DEC
12

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in TEDx Event

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in TEDx Event
  In September of 2017, Oneonta, NY hosted its first TEDx event with the theme of "Tipping Point." Among the inaugural group of TEDx speakers was Juli...
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DEC
11

Criminal Justice System Could Play Key Role in Better Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Criminal Justice System Could Play Key Role in Better Treatment for Opioid Addiction
A new study published in the December issue of Health Affairs, found that just 5 percent of people referred for opioid addiction treatment by the U.S....
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DEC
10

Surgeons Try Prescribing Fewer Opioids to Combat Addiction Risks

Surgeons Try Prescribing Fewer Opioids to Combat Addiction Risks
NPR reports that a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan has devised an approach that could lead to significant changes in how opioids are p...
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DEC
09

Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled

Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled
A new study released earlier this week confirms that deaths in opioid-related hospital stays in the U.S. have quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, PBS Ne...
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DEC
02

Why is America Addicted to Opioid Pain Relievers?

Why is America Addicted to Opioid Pain Relievers?
Opioid medications, sometimes known as pain relievers, are the most widely prescribed class of drugs worldwide. While the United States represents abo...
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DEC
02

Alcohol: America’s #1 Addiction Problem

Alcohol: America’s #1 Addiction Problem
More than two million Americans are addicted to opioids, ranging from the illegal drugs heroin and fentanyl to the prescription medications OxyContin ...
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NOV
30

SAVE THE DATE: Join us December 14 for a Twitter Chat about Women and Alcohol

SAVE THE DATE:  Join us December 14 for a Twitter Chat about Women and Alcohol
Why are drinking guidelines different for women than men? How do the health effects of heavy drinking differ? Where can women turn for help if they ha...
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NOV
27

SAMHSA Releases Resource on Preventing Opioid Overdose

SAMHSA Releases Resource on Preventing Opioid Overdose
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a resource titled “Preventing Opioid Overdose: Understanding ...
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NOV
27

Cost of Opioid Crisis Estimated at $504 Billion by the Council of Economic Advisers

Cost of Opioid Crisis Estimated at $504 Billion by the Council of Economic Advisers
The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recently announced that the opioid drug problem has reached crisis levels in the United States—in 2015, over 33...
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