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Link-Between-Alcohol-Marketing-and-Youth-Drinking-Grows-StroFEATURED NEWS: Link Between Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking Grows Stronger
A new review of studies from around the world finds young people who have greater exposure to alcohol marketing appear to be more likely subsequently to initiate alcohol use and engage in binge and hazardous drinking.Learn more »
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Advocates Aim to Protect Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment
Addiction treatment advocates are trying to convince Republican legislators in states greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic to protect insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Learn more »
Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump
Police organizations promoting an approach to opioids that emphasizes treatment over jail are concerned the incoming Trump Administration may focus on prosecution rather than treatment, Scientific American reports. Learn more »
Obama Grants Hundreds More Commutations to Nonviolent Drug Offenders
President Obama on Tuesday announced he was reducing or eliminating the sentences for hundreds more nonviolent drug offenders, CNN reports. He has now reduced the sentences for 1,385 people, most of whom are serving time for crimes related to producing or distributing narcotics. Learn more »
Some People Taking Pain Medicine Prescribed to Pets
The Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association is warning its members that some people are taking pain medicine prescribed to pets, according to The Boston Globe. Learn more »
Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Proportion of Babies Born Dependent on Opioids
A new government report finds a dramatic increase in the proportion of babies born dependent on opioid drugs, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers. Between 2000 and 2009 the number of infants born to women who had used opioids increased nearly fivefold annually–from 1.19 to 5.63 per 1,000 hospital births. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl are on the Rise: What You Should Know (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Be a part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week- January 23-29 (NIDA)
Watch Lamar Odom Open Up About Battles With Drug Addiction (Rolling Stone)
How art helped save addict after accident (CNN)
If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it? (PBS NewsHour)
I’m a doctor who wants to treat addiction, but the rules won’t let me (The Washington Post)
How to Treat an Opioid Epidemic (The Wall Street Journal)
Editorial: Young Victims of the Opioid Epidemic (The New York Times)
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Collaborates With Hearst Television to Address Opioid Epidemic
Ex-addicts trained as peer advocates to help New Yorkers struggling with addiction (New York Daily News)
Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana (The New York Times)
Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye (The New York Times)
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