Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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CDC Reports 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdose Deaths
Teen drug overdose deaths rose 19 percent from 2014 to 2015 in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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ICUs See Sharp Increase in Opioid Overdose-Related Admissions
Intensive care units have seen a rapid increase in the number of admissions related to opioid overdoses, according to a new study. Admissions jumped 34 percent over seven years.
Cities Across U.S. Report Increase in Drug Overdoses Related to Fentanyl
Cities across the United States are seeing a steep increase in the number of overdose-related deaths related to fentanyl, The Washington Post reports.

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, according to CNN.
Study Finds Large Increase in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders
The percentage of Americans who use alcohol, engage in high-risk drinking or have an alcohol use disorder has risen substantially, a new study finds.
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