Tag Archives: Overdose

Nasal-Inhaled Drug Used to Reverse More than 1,000 Opiate Overdoses in Massachusetts

The nasal-inhaled drug naloxone (Narcan) has been used to reverse more than 1,000 opiate overdoses in Massachusetts in the past four years, according to the Boston Globe. …

Jump in Hospitalizations for Drug and Alcohol Overdoses Among Young Adults

Government researchers report a dramatic jump in the number of hospitalizations for overdoses caused by drugs and alcohol among 18- to 24-year-olds. …

Medication Patches Pose Overdose Dangers for Children

Children who are exposed to medication through family members’ transdermal patches are at risk of overdose, experts warn. …

Alan Marlatt, Harm-Reduction Pioneer, Dies at 69

The addictions field has lost a pioneer: G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., renowned researcher and harm-reduction advocate, died on March 14 at age 69. …

Study: Prevalence of Behavioral Health Issues Varies Widely in Juvenile Justice

How many youth in the juvenile justice system have mental health or alcohol and drug disorders? New research on nearly 10,000 youth in 18 states and over 50 jurisdictions suggests that the answer can vary a lot, depending on what part of the juvenile justice system you’re talking about. …

Lawmakers in Ten States Mull Drug Testing of Public Aid Recipients

Legislators in at least ten states are considering bills that would require adults on various types of public assistance to submit to drug testing. Supporters have said that testing would save money and encourage treatment, while opponents have claimed it would …

’Free the Bowl’ Video Contest Deadline Looms

Marin Institute extended the deadline for their 3rd annual ’Free the Bowl’ video contest until Jan. 27, at midnight. First prize is $1,000. …

Supply of Anti-Smoking Drug Runs Out After Japan Raises Cigarette Tax

A Japanese cigarette tax increase intended to get smokers to quit has been so successful that supplies of an anti-smoking drug ran out twelve days after the tax hike, The New York Times reported Jan. 3. The tax, which went …

More Courts for Diverting Veterans to Treatment

Therapeutic courts tailored for veterans of the armed forces are now in 29 states. Veterans treatment courts are designed to link participants with treatment for substance use and mental health issues, rather than simply repeatedly jailing them for their offenses. …

Light Drinking: Is There Really a ’Safe’ Level During Pregnancy?

Although a new study suggests pregnant women who drink lightly do no harm to their babies, this outcome may have nothing to do with alcohol, experts say. …