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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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