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Why We Should Say Someone Is A ‘Person With An Addiction,’ Not An Addict

From NPR. To view the entire article, click here. by Maia Szalavitz For years, people with addiction have wondered when the media would recognize our condition as a medical problem, not a moral one — when they would stop reducing us to mere “addicts” and speak of us in the more respectful and accurate “person […]


Opioid Crisis: NIH Launches New Push to Fight Epidemic

From NBC News. To read the full article, click here. by Maggie Fox The National Institutes of Health announced a new push Wednesday to fight the opioid crisis, with fresh efforts to develop better drugs to fight addiction, to treat pain, and to stop overdoses. The giant agency — the world’s biggest funder of medical […]


‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving

From CNN. To read the full article, click here. ‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving Among Drivers Killed in Crashes, Report Finds by Robert Jimison Driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one’s system, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains […]


Beyond the Data – Opioids and Women

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Mishka Terplan, discuss how the opioid epidemic is impacting women differently than men. Tune in to hear how women’s gender and biological differences need to be considered when providing care and recommending policy on federal, state, and local levels.         https://youtu.be/jGxbodrkRWo


ACA’s repeal would devastate fight against opioid addiction, researchers find

From The Morning Call: ACA’s repeal would devastate fight against opioid addiction, researchers find by Sam Kennedy Funding for mental illness and opioid addiction treatment in Pennsylvania will take a big hit if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to research published this week by Harvard Medical School. More than 181,000 Pennsylvania residents with […]


Naloxone free to U.S. High Schools

From U.S. News & World Report: Coming to a High School Near You: Drugs that Reverse Heroin Overdoses Naloxone will be offered for free to all U.S. high schools – but how many will accept? A nasal spray that quickly reverses an overdose from heroin and prescription painkillers is being offered for free to high […]


Obama and Macklemore tackle opioid crisis in MTV documentary

Multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore tackles addiction in a new MTV documentary. The hour-long film goes inside America’s opioid epidemic, meets those living with addiction, and heads to Washington D.C. for an discussion with President Obama on this important issue. Macklemore served as executive producer of the documentary. ‘Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid […]


Accidental addicts: Local, state and federal officials are taking action to reduce drug abuse deaths caused overwhelmingly by MD-prescribed pain meds

From SpotlightNews.com <<On Thursday, June 2, an official toxicology report released by the Midwest Medical Examiners Office revealed that the 57-year-old artist Prince died at his home in Minnesota last April of an accidental opiate overdose—making the iconic music legend perhaps the most recognizable victim in a tidal wave of opioid abuse and overdose that […]