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Justice institute: Don't turn away from treatment-focused approaches

December 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Vera Institute of Justice is making a research case for not returning to a punitive mindset as the nation combats the opioid epidemic.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Eating disorders awareness group spreads across campuses

November 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Project Heal is designed to raise awareness around eating disorders and to collect funds for treatment.

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

Indiana counties scrap syringe exchange programs

November 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Now two years removed from an HIV outbreak in the state, old concerns drive Indiana counties to begin defunding syringe exchange programs.

Indiana University unveils $50 million addictions initiative

November 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Responding to the Addictions Crisis is a $50 million project that will involve IU researchers, as well as business, not-for-profit and government partners.

Massachusetts police response to opioid crisis enlists AmeriCorps workers

October 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative has announced a program that will place 25 AmeriCorps members into Massachusetts police departments for their opioid-fighting efforts.

In tracking drug trends, can't afford to play catch-up

October 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some in the research community see a more timely release of data on emerging drug trends as essential.

New DEA teams focus on Ohio

October 27, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Drug Enforcement Administration has created six new heroin/fentanyl enforcement teams, two of which are in Ohio, a state witnessing a dramatic rate of overdose deaths.

FDA doubles down on MAT

October 26, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Food and Drug Administration announced that it is launching new efforts to discourage the prevailing resistance against the long-term use of medication assisted treatment for addiction.

Cort hopes new book will dispel outdated notions about marijuana

October 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Substance use treatment professionals need to understand the new realities about the marijuana consumed today, says the author of Weed, Inc.

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