Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Harm reduction
FEATURED NEWS: Center Uses Harm Reduction and Recovery Safety Plans to Reduce Opioid Overdoses
A network of health centers in New York state is using safety planning — which has most often been associated with reducing risk of suicide — in an attempt to reduce opioid overdoses. Read More
1.6 Million People
Over 1.6 Million Could Die From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Over Next Decade: Report
More than 1.6 million Americans could die from drugs, alcohol and suicide over the next decade, a new report concludes. Read More
Millennials and Baby Boomers Hardest Hit
Millennials and Baby Boomers Hardest Hit by Opioid Epidemic
Millennials and Baby Boomers appear to be the age groups hardest hit by the opioid crisis, doctors at Columbia University conclude. Read More
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60 Percent of People Who Die From Opioid Overdose Suffer Chronic Pain
A study of people who die from opioid overdoses found just over 60 percent suffer from chronic pain, HealthDay reports. Read More
White House Reports Opioid Epidemic Cost U.S. Economy $504 Billion in 2015
The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, according to a report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Read More
Kellyanne Conway Will Oversee White House Response to Opioid Epidemic
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will lead the White House response to the opioid epidemic, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions announced this week. Read More
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