Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
FEATURED COMMENTARY: Changing Your Personal Narrative in Recovery
It’s a common misconception among those entering treatment that their goal is to stop drinking or using. However, ending your substance use is the beginning of a much longer journey. Read More
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Trump to Declare the Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency
President Trump will declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, USA Today reports. The order waives regulations and gives states more flexibility in how they use federal funds to combat the crisis. Read More
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President’s Opioid Commission Focuses on Insurance Companies’ Role in Crisis
President Trump’s opioid commission last week focused on health insurance companies’ role in contributing to the addiction crisis. The commission is scheduled to deliver its final report on November 1Read More

FDA Encourages Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
The Food and Drug Administration will encourage widespread use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, the agency’s commissioner said WednesdayRead More
Drug Overdose Death Rates in Rural Areas Exceed Those in Cities
A new government report finds drug overdose death rates are now higher in rural areas of the United States than in urban areas. Read More
Many Teens Who Take Adderall as “Study Drug” Unaware it is Amphetamine
Many teens who take the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall as a “study drug” are unaware it is an amphetamine, a new study finds. Read More
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