Friday, September 8, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
5 Essential Tips to Finding Quality Addiction Treatment
FEATURED COMMENTARY: 5 Essential Tips to Finding Quality Addiction Treatment
Finding the right treatment for yourself or a loved one can be an overwhelming process, so don’t be afraid to ask for help, explains Bradley F. Sorte, Executive Director, Caron Renaissance & Ocean Drive.
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Fentanyl is a Major Cause of Increase in Heroin-Related Deaths: CDC
Half of the increase in deaths involving heroin after 2013 can be attributed to heroin mixed with fentanyl, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Trump Has Not Yet Taken Action to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
Although President Trump announced in August that he was declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency, he has not yet taken formal steps to do so, CBS News reports.

Hospitals Missing Opportunities to Help Opioid Overdose Survivors
A new study suggests hospitals are missing opportunities to help opioid overdose survivors avoid future overdoses.
Trump Nominates Pennsylvania Congressman to Lead Drug Policy Office
The White House has announced President Trump will nominate Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, according to The Washington Post.
Many Drug Dealers Test Strength of Synthetic Opioids on Customers
Many drug dealers use their customers to test the strength of the synthetic opioids they sell, the Associated Press reports. They want the drugs to be strong enough to keep their customers coming back, but not strong enough to kill them.
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