Monday, November 13, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Hospitals Overwhelmed With Treating Diseases Resulting From IV Drug Use
Hospitals are struggling to deal with an overwhelming number of patients with diseases that result from intravenous opioid use, including hepatitis C, endocarditis and the antibiotic-resistant infection MRSA. Read More
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Drug Overdose Deaths Rose More Than 17 Percent Last Year: CDC
Drug overdose deaths increased more than 17 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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Combo of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen as Effective as Opioids for Acute Pain: Study
A study of patients who went to the emergency room suffering from acute pain found those given a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen reported as much pain relief as those who were given opioids. Read More

Millions of Dollars Needed for Trump’s Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign, Advocates Say
The anti-drug ad campaign advocated by President Trump’s opioid commission will need millions of dollars in funding, advocates tell The Hill. Read More
Teens Dependent on Marijuana and Alcohol Struggle with Success Later in Life
Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol struggle to achieve hallmarks of adult success, such as graduating from college, getting married, having a full-time job and earning a good salary, a new study finds. Read More
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