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NOV
10

Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School

Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School
School officials report a growing number of teens are bringing a new e-cigarette device called a Juul vaporizer to school. The device looks like a USB...
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NOV
10

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: Pointing the Way to Quality Care

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator: Pointing the Way to Quality Care
  Source: Blog by George F. Koob, PhD. NIAAA Director Welcome to my first-ever NIAAA Director’s Blog. I look forward to using this space to discuss si...
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NOV
10

DEA Collects Record Number Of Unused Pills As Part Of Its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Collects Record Number Of Unused Pills As Part Of Its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The public returns record number of potentially dangerous prescription drugs Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringi...
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NOV
10

NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use dis...
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NOV
09

Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study

Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study
A new study finds 10 percent of people saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone die within a year of treatment. “Patients who survive opioid ove...
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NOV
08

New Rule Allows Health Providers to Share Information about Overdose with Family

New Rule Allows Health Providers to Share Information about Overdose with Family
Under a new federal rule, health providers will be allowed to share information about a drug overdose with family members if the patient is in crisis ...
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NOV
07

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Means Confronting Socioeconomic Disparities

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Means Confronting Socioeconomic Disparities
Blog by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) The brain adapts and responds to the environments and conditions in which a...
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NOV
07

Drug Use Disorder vs. Drug Misuse - What is the Difference?

Drug Use Disorder vs. Drug Misuse - What is the Difference?
In 2016, approximately 2.1 million Americans over the age of 11 suffered from addiction to opioids such as the prescription pain medications OxyContin...
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NOV
06

In Ontario, Individuals with Alcoholic Liver Disease Will Not Have to Wait Six Months for Liver Transplants

In Ontario, Individuals with Alcoholic Liver Disease Will Not Have to Wait Six Months for Liver Transplants
Ethical principles stand behind healthcare providers who withhold medical treatments that are “futile or pointless.” But withholding treatment can be ...
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NOV
06

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in NY Times Op Ed

NCADD Affiliate Executive Director Featured in NY Times Op Ed
Fay Zenoff, Executive Director of NCADD’s San Francisco Affiliate, the Center for Open Recovery, was featured in an Op Ed in the November 5 New York T...
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