Friday, June 22, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Better Research Needed
FEATURED COMMENTARY: More, Better Research Needed on Marijuana’s Effects on Teens and Young Adults
A recent retrospective review published in JAMA Psychiatry demonstrates how little we know about the effects of marijuana use, particularly on teenagers and young adults. Read More
Too few survive
Too Few People Who Survive Opioid Overdose Get Medication-Assisted Treatment
A new study concludes too few people who survive an opioid overdose receive medication-assisted treatment that will reduce the chance of another overdose. Read More
Meth Use is Surging in Communities Already Struggling With Opioid Crisis
Methamphetamine use is surging in communities around the country that are already struggling with the opioid crisis, NPR reports. Read More
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42 Percent of Millennials Know Someone Who Has Dealt With Opioid Addiction
A poll of young adults finds 42 percent say they know someone who has dealt with an opioid addiction, according to NBC News. Read More
People Who Survive Opioid Overdose Remain at Increased Risk of Dying
People who survive an opioid overdose remain at increased risk of dying from a variety of causes, including drugs, other medical problems or suicide, according to a new study. Read More
NIH Terminates Study on Alcohol in Light of Questions About Industry Ties
The National Institutes of Health has announced it is ending a study on the benefits and risks of moderate alcohol consumption, in light of questions about industry funding for the study. Read More
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