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TRI- Commentary- Paving The Way to Change for Adolescent Substance Abuse

Commentary: Paving The Way to Change for Adolescent Substance Abuse

As we have learned from other previously stigmatized diseases, the role of advocacy in driving change is critical. By outlining the current state of our adolescent substance abuse treatment system, we can lay the framework for what needs to be done, and how we can come together as a community to address this growing crisis, says Kathleen Meyers of the Treatment Research Institute.

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Privacy Being Tightened for Prescription Drug Monitoring Databases

The privacy of information contained in prescription drug monitoring databases is being tightened, The Wall Street Journal reports. Privacy advocates hail the trend, while law enforcement officials say it is hampering their attempts to curb prescription drug abuse.

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FDA Should Block Approval of Powdered Alcohol: NY Senator

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent federal approval of the powdered alcohol product called Palcohol. He said it could become “the Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking.”

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