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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 1, 2017

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Marijuana, Secondhand Smoke, and Social Acceptability On April 20, 2017, at 4:20 in the afternoon, 15 000 people in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park lit marijuana joints during the annual “420 Day.” In cannabis culture, April 20 has become an international countercultural holiday; people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis, typically around 4:20 pm.Learn More   Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment NIDA study compares buprenorphine/naloxone combination to extended release naltrexone.Learn More Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids NIH-funded scientists may have revealed brain functions in pre-clinical research that widen the safety margin for opioid pain relief without overdose Learn More   Communities in Crisis America’s growing opioid epidemic and untreated serious mental illness is having a devastating impact on communities nationwide.Learn More     Is a new drug crisis looming? The opioid crisis clearly has outpaced all other topics as the story of the...

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