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NOV
06

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in NY Times Op Ed

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in NY Times Op Ed
Fay Zenoff, Executive Director of NCADD’s San Francisco Affiliate, the Center for Open Recovery, was featured in an Op Ed in the November 5 New York T...
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NOV
05

President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts

President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts
President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report, calling for expanding drug courts into all 9...
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NOV
03

Many Teens Who Take Adderall as “Study Drug” Unaware it is Amphetamine

Many Teens Who Take Adderall as “Study Drug” Unaware it is Amphetamine
Many teens who take the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall as a “study drug” are unaware it is an amphetamine, a new study finds.S...
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NOV
02

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday
November 28 is Giving Tuesday.  That’s a great day to give to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)!Occurring this year on No...
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NOV
02

Drug Overdose Death Rates in Rural Areas Exceed Those in Cities

Drug Overdose Death Rates in Rural Areas Exceed Those in Cities
A new government report finds drug overdose death rates are now higher in rural areas of the United States than in urban areas.The Centers for Disease...
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NOV
01

FDA Encourages Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

FDA Encourages Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will encourage widespread use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, the agency’s commissioner ...
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OCT
31

DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment

DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment
DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson recently announced results of the 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which outlines the threats po...
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OCT
30

President’s Opioid Commission Focuses on Insurance Companies’ Role in Crisis

President’s Opioid Commission Focuses on Insurance Companies’ Role in Crisis
President Trump’s opioid commission last week focused on health insurance companies’ role in contributing to the addiction crisis.The commission is sc...
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OCT
29

National Prevention Week 2018

National Prevention Week 2018
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use di...
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OCT
29

Smoking Marijuana and Driving

Smoking Marijuana and Driving
A new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that a third of all teens surveyed think it ...
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OCT
27

Statement from The NIH Director on Combating the Opioid Crisis with Scientific Solutions

Statement from The NIH Director on Combating the Opioid Crisis with Scientific Solutions
Opioid misuse and addiction is an urgent and rapidly evolving public health crisis.An estimated 2 million Americans are addicted to opioids, and appro...
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OCT
27

SAMHSA Reaffirms Efforts to Address the Public Health Emergency on the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA Reaffirms Efforts to Address the Public Health Emergency on the Opioid Crisis
President Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency reaffirms the role of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...
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AUG
31

“It all comes down to your choices.”

“It all comes down to your choices.”
“It all comes down to your choices,” said a man in his fifties as he completed treatment following a brief return to drinking lots of alcohol.In the c...
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JUN
30

Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State

Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State
Opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the United States have been rising for two decades. Between 2000 and 2013, the opioid overdose rate—among all age...
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APR
27

Untreated Early-Life Trauma – Missed Opportunities, Lost Lives

Untreated Early-Life Trauma – Missed Opportunities, Lost Lives
Several years ago, a colleague asked me what I thought about his “four months and done” buprenorphine treatment program. He believed that virtually al...
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FEB
28

Prescription for the Nation

Prescription for the Nation
Most healthcare professionals promote the well-being of one individual at a time. Those who work in public health, however, promote the well-being of ...
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JAN
05

ADHD—Focus on Adults

ADHD—Focus on Adults
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, disorganization, and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that co...
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NOV
29

Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays

Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays
Once again, the holiday season is upon us.  The Addiction Medicine Update, Hope & Caution—for Happy Holidays,  originally published in November 2012, ...
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SEP
29

Nicotine Vapor Now Regulated with Tobacco

Nicotine Vapor Now Regulated with Tobacco
Efforts to create electronic cigarettes date from the 1930s. The first commercially successful devices were produced in China in 2003. Electronic ciga...
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AUG
02

Unnecessary Debate: Is Addiction a Disease?

Unnecessary Debate:  Is Addiction a Disease?
Imagine two stalwart fans of professional wrestling locked in debate. One holds that the wrestlers are athletes. The other argues that they are not at...
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