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President's N.J. visit on justice reform features Integrity House stop

November 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
President Obama opened the week with announcements of several offender re-entry initiatives on a New Jersey visit that showcased the Integrity House organization.

Delray Beach leaders seek to bring TED Talks concept to substance use problem-solving

October 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Delray Beach, Fla., Drug Task Force will introduce the concept of "SUD Talks" next February, in an effort to identify strategies for community-based solutions.

Fight continues against punitive measures targeting pregnant women

October 12, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two legal developments that were favorable to advocates for pregnant women have not diminished overall concern about some states actions regarding women and substance use.

Speaker: Marijuana legislation needs regulatory teeth

October 8, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A discussion this week in Ohio on the lasting effects of marijuana use quickly turned into a different conversation altogether. Advocates, local families, educators, and industry professionals were concerned about how recreational marijuana policy has rolled...

Association highlights community groups' impact on prescription drug abuse

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The first week of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA's) monthlong awareness activity around medicine abuse focuses in young people who have stayed "above the influence."

New law in N.Y. requires drug courts to allow medications for opioid addiction

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new law in New York state mirrors direction from the federal government on the use of medication-assisted treatment for participants in drug court programs.

Groundbreaking police department attracts drug maker's attention

September 21, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Gloucester, Mass., Police Department is again attracting attention, this time by asking the public to demand that drug companies respond to the opioid crisis.

Marketing against marijuana commercialization: What's the message?

August 1, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, three panelists discussed how professionals can market against underage marijuana use and abuse

Obama grants clemency to nonviolent drug offenders

July 15, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Industry experts say this is a small but positive move toward rectifying the over-reliance on incarceration for drug-related offenses.

Nearly half of states impose bans on powdered alcohol

July 15, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
It did not take long for state legislatures to spring into action this year once product labeling was approved for a powdered form of alcohol.

Why are treatment decisions being made by insurance companies rather than doctors?

July 7, 2015  |  Roland Reeves, MD
There has been a trend over the past few years for even general medical disorders to be treated based on decision not made by medical professionals. Insurance companies determine what kind of treatments they “allow” and what medicines they “allow”, even what...

SCOTUS ruling means all families are equal in treatment

June 26, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The decision will largely impact the degree to which LGBT partners and spouses are involved in the treatment and recovery of a loved one.


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