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Statewide advocate in Missouri will receive national honor

July 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An award next month from the federal government will further validate David Stoecker's career path.

National advocate mobilizes local communities to combat drug problems

June 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction with NCADD is expanding its Communities Project, which seeks to bring together diverse coalitions at the local level.

Alaska becomes final state to join HIDTA network

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The federal government has designated the areas around Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Response to climate change will be Goplerud's new mission

April 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Behavioral health research and policy leader Eric Goplerud, PhD, sees a strong connection between his new role and his longtime work in the field.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Arizona Opioid Summit: Law enforcement, practitioners seek solutions

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The rise of fentanyl, the role of trauma and changes to prescribing guidelines highlight the Arizona Opioid Summit at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Vermont breaks new ground in marijuana policy

January 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Vermont is ready to become the first state to approve recreational use of marijuana through an act of legislation.

Recovery advocate hired to boost Rhode Island response to opioid crisis

January 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Tom Coderre will serve as a senior advisor in the Rhode Island governor's office and will focus on legislative strategy addressing opioids and addiction.

Leaders in Norway signal interest in major drug policy shift

December 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legislative leaders in Norway indicate that they would like to enact a broad decriminalization of drug use in the country.

Medical marijuana laws have differing effects on youth use patterns

December 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research indicates that enactment of state medical marijuana laws leads to some substance use increases among older adolescents, but decreases among younger adolescents.

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