Saturday, September 22, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Surgeon General
Surgeon General Releases Report on Ways to Prevent, Talk About Addiction
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams released a report Thursday that recommends ways families, doctors, educators and business leaders can talk about and prevent addiction, according to The Washington Times. Read More
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Number of People Starting Heroin Use Dropped By More Than 50 Percent Last Year
The number of Americans who started using heroin decreased by more than 50 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Read More
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Senate Votes 99-1 to Approve Package of Bills Aimed at Combating Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Senate this week voted 99-1 to approve legislation designed to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, NBC News reports. Read More
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Political Ads in 25 States Focus on Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is emerging as an important issue in this fall’s midterm campaigns, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read More
More Than 2 Million Teens Have Used Marijuana in an E-Cigarette: Study
One of every 11 U.S. high school students says they have used marijuana in an e-cigarette, according to a nationwide survey. That equals more than 2 million teens, HealthDay reports. Read More
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