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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 25- Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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While most colleges focus their substance use prevention and treatment programs on alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs, heroin use is a serious but little-discussed problem, Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 18- Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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A new poll finds while a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, most do not favor legalizing other drugs, such as cocaine or heroin.

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The surge in the use of heroin and prescription opioids is resulting in more deaths than violent crimes and car crashes in many communities, law enforcement officials said this week. They met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the problem and possible solutions.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 11- Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 4- Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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The recent spike in heroin deaths—which is real– is being attributed to heroin mixed with fentanyl. We wring our hands about overdoses, but do little to make effective treatment widely available. Policy changes must be made to end this scandal explains David L. Rosenbloom, PhD, Professor at Boston University School of Public Health.

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People seeking treatment for heroin addiction face a number of obstacles, including a lack of treatment beds, expensive care, and insurance companies that refuse to pay for inpatient rehab, according to ABC News.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 21- Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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