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National advocate mobilizes local communities to combat drug problems

June 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction with NCADD is expanding its Communities Project, which seeks to bring together diverse coalitions at the local level.

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid settlement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

Alaska becomes final state to join HIDTA network

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The federal government has designated the areas around Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Response to climate change will be Goplerud's new mission

April 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Behavioral health research and policy leader Eric Goplerud, PhD, sees a strong connection between his new role and his longtime work in the field.

Stamping out stigma is not a hopeless cause

April 24, 2018  |  Mark Lamplugh
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The example of the progress that has been made in cancer awareness should hearten those who would support a major public education campaign around addiction.

Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees at the Rx Summit. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around, he said.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

Rx Summit 18: Stimulants are a significant and growing threat

April 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Agendas that heretofore have focused on opioid abuse alone must now consider the emerging threat of stimulant misuse.