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“185aDay” Campaign to Raise Awareness of Drug Overdose Deaths

By Addiction Policy Forum on February 11, 2020

 “185aDay” Campaign to Raise Awareness of Drug Overdose Deaths

New CDC data reveals an average of 185 Americans die each day from drug overdose

February 11, 2020 - North Bethesda, MD - Today Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit, launched the 185aDay campaign to raise awareness of the 185 lives that are lost (on average) to a drug overdose every day in the United States. The 185aDay campaign gives families and friends a national platform to share their stories of loved ones lost to drug overdose while also increasing public awareness of the opioid epidemic.

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Addiction Policy Forum Supports the House Extending the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl

By Addiction Policy Forum on January 30, 2020

 

On January 29th, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act, which extends the temporary classification of fentanyl analogs as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CDA) for 15-months.

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Statement: Drug Overdose Deaths Decline for the 1st Time in Over a Decade

By Addiction Policy Forum on January 30, 2020



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Addiction Policy Forum supports S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act

By Addiction Policy Forum on January 27, 2020

National Addiction Nonprofit Endorses Life-Saving Fentanyl Legislation Passed by the U.S. Senate

Addiction Policy Forum supports S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act

January 24, 2020 - North Bethesda, MD - The Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit representing patients and families with a mission to eliminate addiction as a major health condition, has endorsed S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act.

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New Education Campaign, Vaping: Know the Facts, Now Available Nationwide

By Addiction Policy Forum on December 11, 2019

Free Toolkit for Schools, Teens, and Parents Aims to Reduce Teen E-Cigarette Use

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An Etiquette Guide For The Holiday Season

By Addiction Policy Forum on November 27, 2019

 

It’s the Holiday season and that means a few things; turkey, pies, snow, mistletoe, family, wine and booze. While some adults may choose to have a glass of wine, others may choose not to drink. Both are okay. So why do people who refuse a drink often get questioned, creating an awkward conversation for both parties? Regardless of the reasons, we know one simple solution: be considerate of other people’s choices.

Topics: addiction Stigma
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