Friday, March 9, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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FEATURED NEWS: What Influences Transition from Prescription Opioid Misuse to Injection Drug Use?
A new study finds there are no significant differences between young adults who misuse prescription opioids and those who inject heroin, except for the amount of time they have used drugs. Read More
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ERs Report Opioid Overdoses Jumped 30 Percent in One Year
Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. Read More
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Growing Number of Children End Up in ICU After Overdosing on Opioids
A new study finds a significant and steady increase in the number of children in the United States who are admitted to pediatric intensive care units after swallowing opioids. Read More
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Cocaine Deaths on the Rise Among Black Americans
Cocaine deaths are increasing, particularly among non-Hispanic black Americans, The New York Times reports. Read More
HHS Secretary Willing to Loosen Medicaid Restrictions on Addiction Treatment
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says he is willing to loosen Medicaid restrictions on addiction treatment, according to The Washington Post. Read More
Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous Work as Well as 12-Step Programs: Study
A new study comparing Alcoholics Anonymous to alternative mutual help groups find these groups perform about as well as 12-step programs, Vox reports. Read More
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