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Make-the-Opioid-Epidemic-a-Priority-Letter-to-Trump-AdministPARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Make the Opioid Epidemic a Priority: Letter to Trump Administration
On behalf of the families we serve, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids urges the new Administration to make the opioid addiction epidemic a priority, and to work with legislators, government officials, healthcare providers, educators and law enforcement agencies to implement policy solutions that help parents and families of loved ones struggling with the disease of addiction. Learn more »
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Repeal of Obamacare Could Reduce Coverage for Addiction Treatment
People with addiction and mental health disorders and their treatment providers are worried that repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce insurance coverage for these disorders, USA Today reports. Learn more »
Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Provides No Academic Benefits: Study
A new study adds to the growing body of research indicating that nonmedical use of prescription stimulants for students without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder likely provides no academic benefits. Learn more »
Ignition Interlocks Prevent Deadly Drunk-Driving Accidents
A new study finds ignition interlocks, devices that prevent a person from starting a car if their blood alcohol level is too high, prevents deadly accidents. Learn more »
Fewer People See E-Cigarettes as a Safe Alternative to Smoking Tobacco
The percentage of Americans who view e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco is dropping, a new study suggests. Researchers found 43 percent of those surveyed in 2014 said they thought e-cigarettes were less harmful than cigarettes, compared with half of those surveyed in 2012. Learn more »
DEA Administrator Visits China to Discuss Combating Synthetic Drugs Sales
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is visiting China this week to discuss combating sales of synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, CNN reports. Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg will also discuss new psychoactive substances and money-laundering activities when he meets with Chinese officials. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis (The New York Times)
Fentanyl Overdoses Are Rising And Science Can’t Keep Up (The Huffington Post)
Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Addiction (Caron Treatment Centers)
How an ‘abuse-deterrent’ drug created the heroin epidemic (The Washington Post)
Opioid epidemic inspires startup to help mothers with drug addiction (Marketplace)
Is federal drug and alcohol law endangering addicts' lives? (Fox News)
Fight for daughter turns into battle for medical marijuana (USA Today)
Blog: My 2017 Wish List for Substance Use Disorder Treatment (Part I) (
Chris Christie wants to limit painkiller prescriptions. Will that cut back on opioid addiction? (The Christian Science Monitor)
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