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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 14, 2018


NIC Fraternities Ban Hard Alcohol in Decisive Action

In an important, decisive action to enhance health and safety in fraternity communities, the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) recently adopted a Standard prohibiting hard alcohol from fraternity chapter facilities and events.
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Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes

Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests.
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We Must Stop Opioid Overprescribing – Now

The president of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids on solutions to help combat the opioid crisis.
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Oxycontin Maker Selling Opioid Addiction Drug, Too

Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin who some have blamed for the epidemic of opioid painkiller addictions, has patented a medicine aimed at curbing those disorders.
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Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum.
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Ban tobacco sales until age 21. It's a bipartisan way to reduce addiction and death.

Raise the smoking age to 21 and save lives. There's bipartisan support for a ban on tobacco sales to teens, who are susceptible to nicotine addiction.
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Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program Now Offering Pet Friendly Rehab Options

Solutions 4 Recovery now offers a pet-friendly policy for its Southern California addiction and dual diagnosis rehabilitation programming. Allowing clients to bring their beloved pet to rehab can enhance the treatment experience, as well as reduce anxiety that often accompanies entering a program.
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More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years.
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