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Yale is calling all innovators for products to fight addiction

November 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Yale University's Innovation to Impact initiative will encompass areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to behavioral interventions to apps.

Experts: Opioid crisis is staggering, but in many ways not unique

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opioid crisis in certain respects resembles other epidemics that include stimulant crises that occurred at two points in the nation's history.

The Numbers: Attitudes toward addiction

November 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino
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Gaps in the public's knowledge about substance use disorders found to perpetuate stigma and create challenges for providers.

News report in Canada puts methamphetamine in spotlight

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A television news series from Saskatchewan highlights the dangers associated with the spread of methamphetamine use in a community.

Is a new drug crisis looming?

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A rising presence of stimulants in some parts of the country is leading to worry over a troubling addiction with fewer treatment options than opioid addiction.

Opioids remain focus of DEA report, but other threats also prominent

October 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment warns of trends of concern regarding stimulants, new psychoactive substances, and marijuana.

Competition seeks tech-based solutions for opioid epidemic

October 23, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The state of Ohio has launched an $8 million initiative to advance new scientific approaches and technology-based concepts to combat the opioid crisis.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Data confirm public perception of less harm from marijuana

October 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest that the public perceives significantly greater risk from heroin than from marijuana.

Most substance use numbers, including treatment gap, hold steady in national survey

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data indicate a prevailing gap between the number of people needing addiction treatment and those receiving specialty care.

Study sheds light on challenge of overcoming cocaine addiction

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have zoned in on an area of the brain that offer clues as to why some commonly used therapies don't appear to work for individuals with cocaine dependence.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey.

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