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Purdue Pharma will stop marketing opioids to physicians

Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the potent painkiller OxyContin, said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to physicians, ...

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Is meth making a comeback?

While the national epidemic of opiate addiction has dominated the news in recent months, U.S. drug enforcement agencies ...

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Opiate addicts finding help at ‘Safe Stations’

One of the newest, grassroots efforts to prevent fatal opiate overdoses is the Safe Station program, now underway at a h...

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Study: Fetal alcohol syndrome more common than previously throught

More American children than previously believed may be living with neurological damage caused by alcohol their mothers d...

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Georgia county pioneers intermediate drug court

Cobb County, Ga., recently pioneered a new kind of “intermediate” drug court, to help defendants facing lesser charges t...

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Study shows benefits of safe injection site

As a response to the opiate epidemic, several U.S. cities have been considering establishing supervised injection facili...

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Florida lawmakers want to limit opioid pain med prescriptions

The Florida legislature is considering legislation that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a three-day s...

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New online tool helps navigate universe of alcoholism treatment providers

People who need to find a quality alcoholism treatment provider have a new, online resource. It’s an Alcohol Treat...

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Former Silicon Valley execs partnering to fight tech addiction

 “Our society is being hijacked by technology.” “What began as a race to monetize our attention is now...

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Researchers will test two-drug combination to treat meth addiction

Researchers in South Carolina are setting up a Phase III clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of two FDA-...

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Famed photographer takes on OxyContin manufacturer

A renowned New York photographer who recovered from a three-year OxyContin addiction is using her art world cachet to wa...

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SoberBowl: A different kind of Super Bowl party

Every year when the Super Bowl is held to decide pro football’s ultimate champion, the game is preceded by a week&...

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Study finds CBT a cost-effective treatment for teen depression

Talk therapy can be a cost- effective way to help teens with depression who choose not to take antidepressant medication...

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High schools, colleges stocking naloxone for overdoses

To combat the opiate epidemic, high schools and colleges across the United States have been stocking the opioid antidote...

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Philadelphia considering supervised injection sites for addicts

Philadelphia, the city with the highest opiate death rate in the country, wants to become the first U.S. city to allow s...

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NAATP launches treatment outcomes study

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has begun gathering data for its new outcomes research...

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WHO adds excessive video gaming to list of addictive behaviors

Given the popularity of video gaming among adolescents and young adults, it’s no surprise that some people may ove...

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Miami/Dade courts’ diversion program starts national reform movement

One of the biggest challenges for criminal justice agencies across the U.S. has been a tidal wave of mentally ill defend...

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FDA approves self-tracking digital pill

In November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind “digital pill” researchers say could be ...

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A & E’s “Intervention” takes new approach for 18th season

On Tuesday night, Jan. 2, the A&E Network’s documentary series “Intervention” started its 18th season with a n...

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Implants: a new way to deliver medication-assisted treatment

In recent years, subcutaneous (under the skin) implantable devices have been developed to deliver a number of medication...

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Study says OTC pain meds more effective than opioids

As the over prescribing of opioid pain medications has become a major public health concern, health care providers have ...

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Colorado’s largest treatment provider closes doors

Tuesday, January 2 was the last day of operation for Arapahoe House in Denver, Colo., the state’s largest provider...

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Researchers trying medication-assisted treatment for meth addiction

Certain FDA-approved medications already on the market could be used to help methamphetamine users to break free from on...

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Researchers: media overlooks increase in overdose death among blacks

While lawmakers and other officials strive to keep up with rapidly evolving drug-use trends, racial discrimination still...

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Study: more pregnant women smoking marijuana

Marijuana use among adult pregnant women in the U.S. has been increasing, according to a new study published in the Jour...

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New nonprofit extends ‘Gloucester model’ across the U.S.

Police departments in Massachusetts are getting some extra help to deal with the opiate addiction epidemic. In October, ...

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House, Senate OK funding for drug-I.D. tech

A bill to equip U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel with scanning devices and other technology to detect synt...

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Insurers announce new anti-opiate measures

Two of the nation’s largest health-insurers, Aetna and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, have announced new initia...

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Researchers develop new app to treat eating disorders

Eating disorders, – including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating, among others — are among the mos...

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