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Controversies over marijuana, naloxone explode in Maine

April 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The state of Maine has generated national buzz over a proposal to allow medical marijuana use for opioid addiction, as well as a gubernatorial veto of legislation intended to expand access to naloxone.

White House honoring 10 leaders in combating opioid crisis

April 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The driving force behind the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative and the president of Young People in Recovery are among the Champions of Change being honored this week.

Why counselor licensure in California might pass this time

April 13, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
A more united, and smaller, community of credentialing organizations could pave the way for alcohol and drug counselor licensure legislation that supporters believe would elevate the profession.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. In many cases, users don't even know it's fentanyl.

Obama underlines a collective approach to addiction

March 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
This week at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama participated in a panel discussion, highlighting several initiatives that the administration is undertaking to address addiction.

Supreme Court declines to hear two states' case over Colorado marijuana law

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nebraska and Oklahoma cannot bypass lower courts in attempting to stem the flow of marijuana from Colorado, where it is legally purchased, to their states.

Mass. governor signs major legislation on opioid prescribing limits, overdose response

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis, with compromise provisions on outreach to overdose survivors and limits on initial prescribing.

The least you need to know about CARA passing the Senate

March 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) now moves to the U.S. House, where it may face tougher sledding toward passage.

Ohio organization reaches out to loved ones of heroin addicts

March 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The new nonprofit Help for the Hurting is designed to fill a gap in support for family members and friends of individuals combating addiction.

CARA one step closer to president's desk

March 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The proposed federal legislation would authorize new state and local grants, and aims to improve prescription drug monitoring programs and the use of naloxone.

National groups: The election-year discussion of addiction needs a family focus

February 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Faces & Voices of Recovery and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics want national, state and local candidates to broaden the conversation about addiction to support an array of services for families.

Is legal marijuana heading to your state's ballot? Read California treatment advocates' playbook

February 10, 2016  |  Sherry Daley
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) has eight tips for treatment advocacy around marijuana ballot initiatives. Atop the list: It's never too early to start the advocacy effort.


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