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DEC
27

FDA Launches Campaign to Counter Tobacco Promotion

FDA Launches Campaign to Counter Tobacco Promotion
With smokers experiencing a number of triggers to use at popular retail locations, the federal government has decided to fight back on the same playin...
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DEC
24

Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems
Odds of smoking among Americans with a substance use disorder are more than five times greater than the overall population ---science daily While ciga...
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DEC
24

South Carolina Partners with Law Enforcement on Naloxone Program

South Carolina Partners with Law Enforcement on Naloxone Program
State prevention leaders joined forces with local police departments to create an effective naloxone training, distribution, and monitoring program.On...
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DEC
24

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-28, 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-28, 2018
NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® li...
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DEC
24

Children of Alcoholics Week 12-18 February 2017

Children of Alcoholics Week 12-18 February 2017
Imagine coming home from school and dreading what you might find. Imagine having no friends because you’re too embarrassed to bring them home in case ...
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DEC
18

Aetna Will Waive Co-Pay for Narcan for Some Customers

Aetna Will Waive Co-Pay for Narcan for Some Customers
The health insurance company Aetna said it will waive co-pays for the opioid overdose antidote Narcan (naloxone) starting in January, CNN Money report...
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DEC
18

People Who Live With Someone Taking Painkillers More Likely to Get Own Rx

People Who Live With Someone Taking Painkillers More Likely to Get Own Rx
A new study finds that people who live with someone with a prescription for opioid painkillers are more likely to get their own prescription for opioi...
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DEC
18

FDA Sends Warning to Distributors of Snortable Chocolate Powder Called “Coco Loko”

FDA Sends Warning to Distributors of Snortable Chocolate Powder Called “Coco Loko”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of a snortable chocolate powder called “Coco Loko,”...
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DEC
18

Cashing in Gift Cards to Pay for Opioids Becoming More Common

Cashing in Gift Cards to Pay for Opioids Becoming More Common
Law enforcement officials report an increase in cases of people are stealing items from major retailers, returning them for gift cards, and cashing in...
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DEC
18

Monitoring the Future Survey Results Issued

Monitoring the Future Survey Results Issued
NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuseAlmost one...
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DEC
14

St. Louis Police Saving Fewer Lives with Heroin Antidote Amid Stronger Opiates

St. Louis Police Saving Fewer Lives with Heroin Antidote Amid Stronger Opiates
The number of people that police in St. Louis have been able to save using the heroin overdose antidote naloxone, or Narcan, has declined by approxima...
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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 Julie ...
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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 abou...
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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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