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Marijuana sales in Washington not affecting treatment admission, youth use

September 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Preliminary findings on the impact of Washington state's recreational marijuana initiative indicate that increasing sales have not significantly affected underage use.

NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
It's important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction, rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are scarce.

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

California advocates eschew career ladder in favor of broader system reform

August 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Saying that a career ladder bill was not accompanied by necessary funding, a group of addiction treatment professionals in California are now backing more comprehensive legislation on quality improvement and ethics reform.

Coderre will continue to bolster recovery in new role

May 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In his new advisory role at the Altarum Institute, Tom Coderre will work to highlight the importance of recovery support services in all responses to the drug crisis.

Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

April 20, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD, speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader.

Rx Summit: We are not winning the war on drugs

April 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin challenged attendees of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta to redouble their efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Florida legislation would mandate warnings on lottery tickets

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A bill that would require warning labels about gambling risk on Florida lottery tickets has cleared a state House committee.

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

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

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news
The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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