Sunday, January 14, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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FEATURED NEWS: Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise
The percentage of people treated for a drug overdose who need more than one dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone is on the rise, a new study suggests. Read More
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Federal Officials Suspend Database of Programs to Treat Addiction and Mental Illness
Health officials have suspended a database of programs that help prevent and treat addiction and mental illness, The Washington Post reports. Read More
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More Children Placed in Foster Care Because of Opioid Crisis: Study
A growing number of children are being placed in foster care as a result of the nation’s opioid crisis, a new study concludes. Read More
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Study Looks at Role of Medication-Assisted Treatment Started in the ER
A new study will assess whether starting medication-assisted treatment in the emergency room within hours of an opioid overdose will prevent people from relapsing after they recover. Read More
Increase in Opioid Overdoses Leads to Rise in Organ Donations
The increase in fatal opioid overdoses has led to a rise in organ donations, according to CNN. Read More
Sessions Allows More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Laws Against Marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded a policy that discouraged prosecutors from enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have decriminalized the drug, The New York Times reports. Read More
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