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Trump Administration Releases Progress Report on Efforts to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 14, 2019

The Trump Administration recently released “An Update on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic: One Year Later”, a report that details the progress the Administration has made in collaboration with legislatures, communities, and law enforcement to address the opioid epidemic in America.

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Stay up to date with the first Research You Can Use Bundle!

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 9, 2019

To stay up-to-date on cutting edge research that could transform addiction policy and practice, look no further than Research You Can Use, weekly highlights by renowned addiction expert and psychiatrist Dr. Mark Gold.

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Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction?

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 9, 2019

Over 20 million Americans struggle with substance use. These are our children, parents, friends and neighbors. If you or someone you love needs help, don’t wait to reach out. Call the Addiction Resource Center for free, confidential support: 1-833-301-HELP.

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Is the next drug crisis a stimulant epidemic?

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 3, 2019

Experts say it’s happened before.

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CDC clarifies opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain

By Addiction Policy Forum on April 24, 2019

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that new advice on their Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain will be published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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Four States Awarded Grants to Help end Opioid Overdose Deaths

By Addiction Policy Forum on April 22, 2019

This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the four research sites that will be receiving grants as a part of the HEALing Communities Study, which aims to test the impact of evidence-based interventions on preventing and treating opioid use disorder in key communities across the country.

“It takes a whole community to beat this crisis.”
- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar

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