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Youths' interest in e-cigarettes influenced by in-store displays

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In a study that duplicated the setting of a convenience store, youths directly exposed to tobacco product promotion were more likely to report interest in trying electronic cigarettes.

Report quantifies increase in EMS administration of naloxone

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report indicates that emergency medical services' administration of naloxone for opioid overdose victims increased by more than 75% from 2012-2016.

Spanish version of overdose prevention toolkit now available

August 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a Spanish-language version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for providers and communities.

Patients at Vermont center receive fentanyl test strips

August 9, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The Howard Center's broad-based efforts to reduce opioid overdose now include distributing test strips that allow clients to identify fentanyl in the drug supply.

Study touts exercise in preventing relapse to cocaine addiction

August 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University at Buffalo researcher suggests that regular aerobic exercise could play an important role in recovery from cocaine addiction.

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Grayken Center program brings good nutrition to the table

August 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Cooking demonstrations and an in-house food pantry help addiction treatment patients at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center develop healthy eating habits in recovery.

Creator of genetic risk test for addiction takes steps in market

August 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Texas-based developer of the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) test has entered the commercial market and has received a broad-based patent.

FDA offers guidance for new drug development for opioid use disorder

August 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Scientific recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest a broader approach to the evaluation of potential medication treatments for opioid use disorder.

Research: Youth addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction

August 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Contributing Writer
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A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation leader suggests that the search for underlying causes of addiction in young people can perpetuate stigma.

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