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Only DC and DE in Region 3 prohibit e-cig use in worksites, restaurants, and bars

From CDC MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1341-1346. State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017 Kristy Marynak, MPP1; Brandon Kenemer, MPH1; Brian A. King, PhD1; Michael A. Tynan1; Allison MacNeil, MPH1; Elizabeth Reimels, JD1 Electronic cigarettes […]


The Latest Opioid Apps are Hot Off the HHS Data Press

From EfficientGov. Full article. by Andrea Fox To fight the opioid epidemic, the HHS opioid code-a-thon produced opioid apps that present first responders, law enforcement and physicians with new hope. After 24 straight hours of development, a half-dozen finalist teams — out of more than 50 — presented their opioid apps on December 7th at […]


CEA Estimates the Economic Cost of the Opioid Epidemic was $504 Billion in 2015

Report from the Council of Economic Advisers. The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Epidemic Executive Summary November 2017 The opioid drug problem has reached crisis levels in the United States—in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died of a drug overdose involving opioids. CEA finds that previous estimates of the economic cost of the opioid crisis greatly […]


Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

From HealthDay. Click here to view the original article.   By Alan Mozes More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals. Many of them also struggled with depression or anxiety, the investigators found. The findings stem from a study that examined the medical backgrounds […]


Holly Ireland joins the Danya Institute as Central East ATTC Co-Project Director

Holly Ireland, LCSW-C joined The Danya Institute/Central East ATTC team as Co-Project Director on Monday, November 27, 2017. Holly has 27 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field, beginning her career as a Residential Rehabilitation Counselor while working on her undergraduate degree in psychology at Towson University. She graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore […]


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

From NPR. 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, and created a severe bulging disc” that required surgery, McHann says. McHann, […]


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 […]