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Vermont groups choose unusual venue for messaging on opioid crisis

October 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
A stigma-busting campaign focusing on opioid addiction is being launched out of the terminal in the Burlington, Vt., airport.

Marijuana sales in Washington not affecting treatment admission, youth use

September 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Preliminary findings on the impact of Washington state's recreational marijuana initiative indicate that increasing sales have not significantly affected underage use.

Stakeholders give boost to school-based clinics in New York City

August 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Amid funding concerns, groups of parents and community leaders are fighting to preserve the behavioral health and other services offered at school-based health centers in New York City.

NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
It's important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction, rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are scarce.

Complete coverage from NCAD in Baltimore

August 22, 2017  |  Addiction Professional staff
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Full on-site coverage of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, produced by the Addiction Professional editorial team.

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

California advocates eschew career ladder in favor of broader system reform

August 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Saying that a career ladder bill was not accompanied by necessary funding, a group of addiction treatment professionals in California are now backing more comprehensive legislation on quality improvement and ethics reform.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Leaders fire back against potential threat to ONDCP

May 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Political and law enforcement leaders are among those reacting sharply to a report that the Trump administration is considering a budget proposal that would slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Florida governor declares health emergency for opioid crisis

May 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's executive order declaring a public health emergency will allow the administration to initiate immediate spending without going to state legislators.

Coderre will continue to bolster recovery in new role

May 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
In his new advisory role at the Altarum Institute, Tom Coderre will work to highlight the importance of recovery support services in all responses to the drug crisis.

Funding sought for research on eating disorders in military

April 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Two U.S. House members are asking for the prioritization of eating disorders research in the Department of Defense's Congressional Directed Medical Research Program.

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