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Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Total transformation: Phoenix House will dramatically move beyond TC roots

May 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New Phoenix Life Centers in New York City this summer will signal a major clinical shift for one of the nation's most prominent nonprofit addiction treatment organizations.

Leaders fire back against potential threat to ONDCP

May 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Political and law enforcement leaders are among those reacting sharply to a report that the Trump administration is considering a budget proposal that would slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

SAMHSA guide advances strategies for transitioning offenders to community

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new federal report discusses evidence-based approaches to transitioning incarcerated individuals with substance use or mental health disorders into the community.

Report recommends public health initiatives to fight use of synthetics in Houston

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Rice University report states that an enforcement-focused approach to use of synthetic cannabinoids in Houston has not reduced use rates.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

First-year numbers from police program show success in referring to treatment

December 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A pioneering initiative in Gloucester, Mass., to help opioid-dependent individuals connect to services is showing success in the referral process, according to published statistics.

Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Location of drinking matters in evaluating sexual assault risk

December 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study has found that where a college student drinks heavily may have a greater bearing on the risk of becoming a sexual assault perpetrator than whether he drinks.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time over the department's plan to shift services away from community-based transition centers and expand in-prison treatment.

Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

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