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Medical groups praise new federal law highlighting opioid exposure in pregnancy

November 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federal Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 was signed into law last week, calling for better coordination of efforts to prevent and treat the effects of maternal drug use.

Police agencies continue to join Gloucester treatment-focused initiative

November 24, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The police department in Cooperstown, N.Y., has become the latest law enforcement agency to prioritize treatment efforts in the response to the opioid crisis, as part of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative.

Ohio rejects marijuana legalization

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
An amendment that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio was struck down yesterday, winning just 35.9 percent of the overall vote in the state. Experts say despite the outcome, states will continue to put marijuana on the ballot.

President's N.J. visit on justice reform features Integrity House stop

November 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
President Obama opened the week with announcements of several offender re-entry initiatives on a New Jersey visit that showcased the Integrity House organization.

Delray Beach leaders seek to bring TED Talks concept to substance use problem-solving

October 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Delray Beach, Fla., Drug Task Force will introduce the concept of "SUD Talks" next February, in an effort to identify strategies for community-based solutions.

Fight continues against punitive measures targeting pregnant women

October 12, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two legal developments that were favorable to advocates for pregnant women have not diminished overall concern about some states actions regarding women and substance use.

Speaker: Marijuana legislation needs regulatory teeth

October 8, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled...

Association highlights community groups' impact on prescription drug abuse

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The first week of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA's) monthlong awareness activity around medicine abuse focuses in young people who have stayed "above the influence."

New law in N.Y. requires drug courts to allow medications for opioid addiction

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new law in New York state mirrors direction from the federal government on the use of medication-assisted treatment for participants in drug court programs.

Groundbreaking police department attracts drug maker's attention

September 21, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Gloucester, Mass., Police Department is again attracting attention, this time by asking the public to demand that drug companies respond to the opioid crisis.

Marketing against marijuana commercialization: What's the message?

August 1, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, three panelists discussed how professionals can market against underage marijuana use and abuse

Obama grants clemency to nonviolent drug offenders

July 15, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Industry experts say this is a small but positive move toward rectifying the over-reliance on incarceration for drug-related offenses.


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