The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced it is awarding more than $22 million in new funding to expand implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. This is an innovative approach to delivering early intervention and treatment services for people with substance use disorders and those at risk for developing them.
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A group of doctors and public health experts has asked the Food and Drug Administration to change prescription guidelines for opioids, to prevent prescription drug abuse, according to Reuters.
A researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop a vaccine that would treat heroin addiction and protect against HIV.
A growing number of U.S. colleges are adopting smoking bans. The Christian Science Monitor reports that many schools have adopted total bans, both indoors and out.
Drug companies must pay to dispose of unused prescription medications, under a plan approved Tuesday in Northern California. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the ordinance, the Associated Press reports.
A coordinated strategy aimed at high-risk college drinking can be effective, a new study suggests. The strategy addresses alcohol availability, policy enforcement and perceptions about the rate of high-risk drinking among peers.
Kentucky lawmakers may consider modifying a state law that requires doctors to use a prescription monitoring database for opioid pain medication, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Law enforcement at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has prohibited a new synthetic drug called “Pump-It! Powder.” A warning issued at the Army installation notes the drug can cause convulsions, paranoia, chest pains or increased heart rate that can cause cardiac arrest.
A new Tennessee law that licenses pain clinics, which is designed to cut down on “pill mills,” has loopholes, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.
Almost 8 percent of pregnant women report alcohol use, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.