There is disagreement among doctors about the best way to prevent prescription painkiller abuse, sometimes even among physicians in the same hospital, according to The Plain Dealer. The Cleveland Clinic is among the institutions where colleagues disagree on the best approach to the problem.
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The Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy is trying to find ways to stay one step ahead of synthetic marijuana manufacturers.
A new study links substance abuse, early exposure to violence and chaotic family life, to teenage violence in one Denver neighborhood. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is part of a five-year effort to classify risk factors that promote teen violence.
The Affordable Care Act will revolutionize the field of substance abuse treatment, according to A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute.
The new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products is a longtime critic of the tobacco industry, The Wall Street Journal reports. Mitch Zeller’s appointment may signal stricter oversight of cigarette manufacturers, according to the newspaper.
CADCA’s Mary Elizabeth Elliott gives her perspective on their recent National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., where 2,600 community and state leaders formed new partnerships and learned current strategies in the art and science of effective coalition building.
Mapping the location of alcohol outlets, drug activity and violent crimes could help police prevent violence, a new study suggests.
The second National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, to be held April 2-4, 2013, will bring together top leaders from many disciplines, and provide all stakeholders timely, relevant and evidence-based information to help put an end to prescription drug abuse, explains Karen Kelly of Operation Unite.
A bipartisan group of legislators from around the country has introduced a bill designed to reduce methamphetamine addiction.
Substance abuse prevention programs that begin in middle school may help deter prescription drug abuse in later years, new research suggests.