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Methamphetamine statistic raises concern in NSDUH

September 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An increase in past-year methamphetamine use in the 18-to-25 age group has placed the drug on federal officials' radar.

Harm reduction strategies inconsistently applied among New York drug users

September 19, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New York City drug users are increasingly familiar with the ways they can reduce the risk of fatal overdose, but they often face barriers to implementing them regularly.

Less new opioid use, more treatment offer signs of hope in national survey

September 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health offers some encouragement regarding the opioid crisis but growing concern for groups such as pregnant women and young adults.

Red flags on benzodiazepines, gabapentin in drug misuse report

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Quest Diagnostics' analysis of drug monitoring data finds several areas of potential concern, including for patients being treated in specialty substance use settings.

College and non-college young adults show differing use patterns

September 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that recent alcohol use is more of a problem among young adults attending college, while frequent marijuana use is more common in the non-college population.

Rhode Island advocates to distribute fentanyl test strips

August 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A group of Rhode Island public health advocates will distribute fentanyl test strips and naloxone on Friday as part of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Study of substance initiation finds later average age for cocaine

August 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data from the National Epidemiological Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions indicate that for individuals who have used cocaine, 50% used it by the age of 19.8 years.

New federally supported research center will stimulate opioid-fighting approaches

August 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Initial projects to be conducted under a Rhode Island-based opioid research center will look at topics such as improving the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and preventing the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

NCAD: Where's the logic in research, policy and practice?

August 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The closing plenary speaker at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders said it will take a long time to repair the many disconnects that hinder solutions in prevention and treatment.

Youths' interest in e-cigarettes influenced by in-store displays

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In a study that duplicated the setting of a convenience store, youths directly exposed to tobacco product promotion were more likely to report interest in trying electronic cigarettes.

Spanish version of overdose prevention toolkit now available

August 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a Spanish-language version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for providers and communities.

Patients at Vermont center receive fentanyl test strips

August 9, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The Howard Center's broad-based efforts to reduce opioid overdose now include distributing test strips that allow clients to identify fentanyl in the drug supply.


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