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Proposed bill could mandate drug testing for college athletes in Ohio

October 14, 2014  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Ohio would be the first state to require testing and set penalties for college athletes caught using illegal substances if the measure passes.

Why society should consider medical marijuana

October 14, 2014  |  Scott Kellogg, PhD
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A therapist sees marijuana as liberating some patients from the confines of physical illness.

Florida’s medical marijuana initiative could take liability away from providers

October 10, 2014  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Upon voter approval, the initiated constitutional amendment would legalize medical marijuana, and its vague wording could leave negligent providers of the drug without liability in the result of adverse effects, opponents of the amendment say.

Organizer sees health and awareness goals in substance-free challenge

October 6, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Today begins CBSNews.com's #14Days On the Wagon Challenge, asking citizens to refrain from any alcohol or non-medical drug use for two weeks.

BREAKING: Addiction fighters want FDA chief to step down

September 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
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Margaret Hamburg has been under fire for months for allowing FDA approval of opioid drugs that have high risk of abuse

'Big cities' visit DC seeking tools to fight opioid addiction

September 18, 2014  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Expanded access to buprenorphine for treatment and naloxone for overdose reversal topped the request list of public health leaders from three major cities at a Capitol Hill briefing this week.

NAADAC director sees infusion of youth as part of Recovery Month

September 9, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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This month's kickoff luncheon for Recovery Month honored both the pioneering influences of the addiction field and the next generation.

Statement touts Narcan, Good Samaritan laws on overdose awareness day

September 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A statement from a treatment referral resource calls for wider use of drug overdose prevention strategies.

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
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Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

August 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
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The 42 CFR Part 2 regulation limits the use of patient data, but it also stands in the way of integrated care

Consistent messages catch lawmakers' attention

August 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
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At the Behavioral Healthcare Summit, Andrew Kessler provided a snapshot of substance-abuse advocacy and today's opportunities

Former Oregon treatment executive aligns with marijuana legalization backers

August 18, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Richard Harris is featured in the first television ad supporting Oregon's November ballot item to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use.

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