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Statement touts Narcan, Good Samaritan laws on overdose awareness day

September 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A statement from a treatment referral resource calls for wider use of drug overdose prevention strategies.

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

August 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
The 42 CFR Part 2 regulation limits the use of patient data, but it also stands in the way of integrated care

Consistent messages catch lawmakers' attention

August 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
At the Behavioral Healthcare Summit, Andrew Kessler provided a snapshot of substance-abuse advocacy and today's opportunities

Former Oregon treatment executive aligns with marijuana legalization backers

August 18, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Richard Harris is featured in the first television ad supporting Oregon's November ballot item to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use.

How revealing is Colo. decline in youth marijuana use?

August 11, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Advocates are disputing whether the latest documented declines in past-month and lifetime use of marijuana among Colorado high school students can be considered an effect of the state's legalization initiative.

Wash. state treatment executive: State's youths will pay dearly for pot legalization

August 7, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
As Washington state's legalization of marijuana for recreational use rolls out gradually, a panelist at the upcoming National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) says the conversation about the drug already has changed substantially in his state.

Substance use and mental health spending projected to decline relative to rest of healthcare

August 6, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new analysis published in Health Affairs sees several trends from the mental health field driving a projected slowdown in the growth of behavioral health spending relative to other health spending.

Calif. county prosecutors get proactive on hash oil production

August 4, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Sacramento County, Calif., District Attorney's office is trying to strike back against widespread and dangerous production of butane hash oil.

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon voters will consider marijuana legalization in November

July 22, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Oregon measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana has officially qualified for placement on this November's election ballot.

Exposure to e-cigs can ignite young smokers' desire to light up

July 21, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research has shown that another person's e-cigarette use can trigger the same urge to smoke regular cigarettes as exposure to tobacco smoke does.

The Affordable Care Act and Parity

June 5, 2014  |  Rebecca J. Flood
The Affordable Care Act is potentially changing how treatment for addiction will be funded or reimbursed.


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