JUL
11
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 12, 2019

ethan-robertson-134952-unsplash
The Importance of Prevention in Addressing the Opioid Crisis As our communities, healthcare systems, and government agencies join in the effort to reverse the epidemic of opioid overdoses and solve the opioid crisis, it is not enough to focus all our resources on treating people who are already addicted to opioids. Click for more Fun without alcoho...
Continue reading
0
  52 Hits
52 Hits
JUL
08
0

Not All Arguments to Legalize Marijuana Should Be Believed

Marijuana
By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator With the topic of legalizing marijuana increasing in popularity, controversy regarding safety and other public health concerns come into question. Research from an October 2018 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization. Timothy Hsiao, a professor ...
Continue reading
0
  23 Hits
23 Hits
JUN
27
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 28, 2019

July-4th
Greetings everyone. Our Weekly News & Policy Update will not publish next Friday, July 5th. Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th weekend! Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers' growing use of highly poten...
Continue reading
0
  81 Hits
81 Hits
JUN
20
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 21, 2019

joshua-clay-27368-unsplash
8 truths about mental health you might want to consider At the Mental Health America conference in Washington, D.C., Deseret News reporters have been listening and learning. Here are eight things that might surprise you. Click for more Suicide rates among young people reach their highest level since 2000 One teenage girl is working to prevent youth...
Continue reading
0
  77 Hits
77 Hits
JUN
06
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 7, 2019

Wareham
Please note: Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish on Friday, June 14th. We will return on Friday, June 21st. Thank you! Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Princip...
Continue reading
0
  123 Hits
123 Hits
MAY
30
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 31, 2019

Spring-3
More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S. They might be too young to abuse opioids themselves, but America's kids are suffering nonetheless because of their drug-dependent parents. Click for more CBD craze causing confusion with different state laws Heather Kaufman Beguin sells CBD oils in her small Scottsbluff shop. Some customers swea...
Continue reading
0
  102 Hits
102 Hits
MAY
23
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 24, 2019

Spring-1
Prescription Opioid Use Plummeted Most on Record Last Year The volume of opioids prescribed in the U.S. fell 17% last year, the most in more than a quarter-century, as doctors have become increasingly cautious about giving out large amounts of the drugs amid an epidemic of abuse.. Click for more More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S....
Continue reading
0
  124 Hits
124 Hits
MAY
16
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

15973504
Bill Would Help Counter Overdoses by Allowing Libraries To Use Narcan Acting to help counter the tragic number of overdose deaths fueled by the opioid epidemic, a Senate committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Joe Cryan that would allow public libraries to keep supplies of life-saving Narcan available.. Click for more Shame Around Menta...
Continue reading
0
  143 Hits
143 Hits
MAY
15
0

The 19th Annual New Jersey Prevention Network Addiction Conference

NJPN
​ By Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist I ​ Last Friday, May 10 th , I attended the annual NJPN Addiction Conference for the first time and it was a truly unique experience. The conference was attended by almost 1,700 of New Jersey's professionals in the substance use field from prevention, treatment centers, child and family agencies, and law enfo...
Continue reading
0
  199 Hits
199 Hits
MAY
09
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 10, 2019

jessica-d-vega-1045693-unsplash
Sober Houses In A Gray Area Between 'Over-Regulating And Under-Regulating' Sober houses are places where addicts can continue their recovery after completing formal medical treatment. Falmouth has one of the highest number of these homes per capita of any town in Massachusetts, in part due to the presence of the addiction treatment center Gosnold. ...
Continue reading
0
  134 Hits
134 Hits

Subscribe to Our Blogs