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NOV
22

Some Experts Question Opioid Commission’s Marijuana Warning

Some Experts Question Opioid Commission’s Marijuana Warning
The chair of President Trump’s Opioid Commission warned about the dangers of marijuana, in a letter accompanying the release of the commission’s final...
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NOV
21

Veterans Especially Hard Hit by Opioid Epidemic

Veterans Especially Hard Hit by Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has taken an especially heavy toll on U.S. veterans, Reuters reports.Veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die from acci...
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NOV
21

FDA Issues Advisory About Deadly Risks Associated With Herb Kratom

FDA Issues Advisory About Deadly Risks Associated With Herb Kratom
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers to avoid using the herb kratom, citing 36 known deaths associated with products containing th...
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NOV
19

Long-Acting and Daily Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction Found Equally Effective

Long-Acting and Daily Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction Found Equally Effective
A new study finds a long-acting medication and a short-term drug that must be taken daily are equally effective in treating opioid addiction.Researche...
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NOV
19

DEA Rule Allows Criminal Prosecution for Fentanyl Trafficking

DEA Rule Allows Criminal Prosecution for Fentanyl Trafficking
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will classify illicit versions of fentanyl at the same level as heroin, Reuters reports.The action will make...
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NOV
16

Teens Dependent on Marijuana and Alcohol Struggle with Success Later in Life

Teens Dependent on Marijuana and Alcohol Struggle with Success Later in Life
Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol struggle to achieve hallmarks of adult success, such as graduating from college, getting married, hav...
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NOV
16

Teens Dependent on Marijuana and Alcohol Struggle with Success Later in Life

Teens Dependent on Marijuana and Alcohol Struggle with Success Later in Life
Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol struggle to achieve hallmarks of adult success, such as graduating from college, getting married, hav...
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NOV
15

Millions of Dollars Needed for Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign, Advocates Say

Millions of Dollars Needed for Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign, Advocates Say
The anti-drug ad campaign advocated by President Trump’s opioid commission will need millions of dollars in funding, advocates tell The Hill.It is not...
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NOV
15

Millions of Dollars Needed for Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign, Advocates Say

Millions of Dollars Needed for Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign, Advocates Say
The anti-drug ad campaign advocated by President Trump’s opioid commission will need millions of dollars in funding, advocates tell The Hill.It is not...
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NOV
10

Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School

Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School
School officials report a growing number of teens are bringing a new e-cigarette device called a Juul vaporizer to school.The device looks like a USB ...
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NOV
10

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: Pointing the Way to Quality Care

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: Pointing the Way to Quality Care
 Source: Blog by George F. Koob, PhD. NIAAA DirectorWelcome to my first-ever NIAAA Director’s Blog. I look forward to using this space to discuss sign...
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NOV
10

DEA Collects Record Number Of Unused Pills As Part Of Its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Collects Record Number Of Unused Pills As Part Of Its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The public returns record number of potentially dangerous prescription drugsAmericans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringin...
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NOV
10

NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use dis...
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NOV
09

Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study

Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study
A new study finds 10 percent of people saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone die within a year of treatment.“Patients who survive opioid over...
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NOV
08

New Rule Allows Health Providers to Share Information about Overdose with Family

New Rule Allows Health Providers to Share Information about Overdose with Family
Under a new federal rule, health providers will be allowed to share information about a drug overdose with family members if the patient is in crisis ...
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NOV
07

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Means Confronting Socioeconomic Disparities

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Means Confronting Socioeconomic Disparities
Blog by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)The brain adapts and responds to the environments and conditions in which a ...
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NOV
07

Drug Use Disorder vs. Drug Misuse - What is the Difference?

Drug Use Disorder vs. Drug Misuse - What is the Difference?
In 2016, approximately 2.1 million Americans over the age of 11 suffered from addiction to opioids such as the prescription pain medications OxyContin...
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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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