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Opioids

Dialogue newsletter November 2017

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

By NPR. Click here to view the entire article or to hear it online. by Allison Aubrey Jon McHann, 56, got started on prescription opioids the way a lot of adults in the U.S. did: he was in pain following an accident. In his case, it was a fall. “I hit my tailbone just right, […]


Naloxone Reverses 93% of Overdoses, but Many Recipients Don’t Survive a Year

From CNN. Click here to view the entire article/report. By Nadia Kounang As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to surge, public health officials and first responders have turned to naloxone, the drug that reverses overdose, to help combat the rising tide. New research from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston shows its effectiveness. A review […]


America’s Drug Overdose Death Rate Keeps Getting Worse: CDC

From the Huffington Post. Click here to read the article in its entirety. by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman The opioid crisis is killing more and more Americans each year. More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever, a dire consequence of the country’s opioid crisis. Deaths from drug overdoses rose dramatically in the last quarter of […]


Marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of prescription opioid misuse and use disorders

From NIH NIDA. To see the original article, click here. Science Spotlight New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, […]


Mandatory Guidelines for Urine Testing Updated to Include Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids

From SAMHSA. To read the original press release, click here. Friday, September 29, 2017 New federal mandatory guidelines for workplace drug testing will become effective on October 1, 2017, and will include the authority to test for four semi-synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. These are prescription opioid pain medications that have commonly known […]


West Virginia County Gets Drug-Trafficking Designation

From USA News & World Report. To read the original article, click here. Federal authorities have designated West Virginia‘s Wood County as a high intensity drug trafficking area eligible for support for joint federal, state and local police enforcement efforts. Richard Baum, acting director of National Drug Control Policy, says the designation and funding should […]


New documentary highlighting family-centered treatment

This documentary was produced by the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (2017). To learn more about family-centered care, visit: attcppwtools.org • shieldsforfamilies.org • BringThemAll.org To view the video on vimeo, go to https://vimeo.com/233560293.


The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years

From the NY Times. Click here to view original article and graphs. by Josh Katz The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster than previously thought. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to […]