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Research-Finds-Many-Links-Between-Alcohol-and-Suicide-PartneFEATURED NEWS: Research Finds Many Links Between Alcohol and Suicide
A growing body of research points to the relationship between alcohol and suicide. Taking steps to reduce the availability of alcohol may help to reduce the number of suicides, says Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Oakland, California. Learn more »
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Percentage of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin Tripled in Five Years
A new government report finds 25 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2015 involved heroin, triple the percentage in 2010. Learn more »
Repealing Affordable Care Act Could Slash Coverage for Addiction Treatment: Experts
Some health experts are warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act could slash treatment for addiction and mental health, the Associated Press reports.Learn more »
Aetna is Latest Insurer to Drop Preauthorization for Opioid Addiction Treatment
Aetna is the latest health insurer to announce it will no longer require preauthorization for opioid addiction treatment, Kaiser Health News reports. The change takes effect this month and applies to commercial plans. Learn more »
Stricter Drinking Laws Lead to Fewer Alcohol-Related Car Deaths Among Young People
States with stricter laws designed to discourage drinking have fewer motor vehicle deaths among children and teens, according to a new study. Learn more »
Pediatrics Group Issues New Guidelines for Talking to Teens About Marijuana
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines for doctors and parents to talk to teens about the risks of using marijuana, CNN reports. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

Will Trump Dump the Drug Czar? Former Office-Holders Hope Not (U.S. News & World Report)
Opinion: It's time to 'Trump' opioid addiction in the United States (The Hill)
This is What Happens to Your Brain When You're Addicted to Opioids (Teen Vogue)
For kids struggling with drug abuse, can 'sober' schools make a difference? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Opinion: Eliminating the Office of National Drug Control Policy during epidemic is wrong move (The Hill)
Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say (The New York Times)
Addiction Treatment Should Start During Emergency Visits, According To Yale Study (WNPR)
Finding Friends After Addiction Rehabilitation (U.S. News & World Report)
Drug Smugglers From Mexico Use Border Crossings in Spite of Walls (NBC News)
The Hidden Link Between Autism and Addiction (The Atlantic)
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