Monday, February 26, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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FEATURED NEWS: Can Vivitrol Help People Leaving Jail Stay Off Opioids?
Researchers at New York University are studying whether providing the opioid-addiction medicine extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol) to individuals when they leave jail reduces their risk of relapse and overdose. Read More
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FDA Announces Voluntary Destruction and Recall of Kratom Products
The Food and Drug Administration this week announced it is overseeing the voluntary destruction and recall of kratom products. Read More
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Many Teens Say Peers’ Vaping Led Them to Try E-Cigarettes
Almost 40 percent of teens who use e-cigarettes say seeing their peers use the devices led them to try vaping themselves, a new government report finds. Read More
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People With Life-Threatening Infection More Likely to be Using Prescription Opioids
A new study finds people with a potentially fatal infection are more likely to be using prescription opioids than those without the infection. Studies in animals have found opioids suppress the immune system, The New York Times reports. Read More
Legislative Hearings on Opioid Crisis to Focus on Law Enforcement, Public Health
House Republicans will hold a series of hearings on addressing the opioid crisis, with a focus on law enforcement, public health and insurance coverage, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More
As More U.S. States Legalize Marijuana, Mexico’s Drug Cartels Turn to Heroin
Mexican drug cartels are turning to heroin as more U.S. states legalize marijuana, according to USA Today. Read More
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