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NEXT NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY: OCT 27, 2018

2020-01-21T16:58:03-10:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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(NOTE: New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.)

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Surgeon General Highlights Opioid Epidemic in Latest Edition of “Facing Addiction in America”

2020-01-21T16:59:16-10:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Surgeon General, in coordination with SAMHSA and HHS released the newest edition of Facing Addiction in America. The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the opioid crisis and recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse and promote recovery.

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The HEALing Communities Study: Using Science to Address the Opioid Crisis

2020-01-21T16:59:46-10:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Nora D. Volkow, MD and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

The public health emergency of opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose affects millions of Americans and requires innovative scientific solutions. Today, during “National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week,” we are sharing news of an important step towards these solutions through the HEALing Communities Study – an integrated approach to test an array of interventions for opioid misuse and addiction in communities hard hit by the opioid crisis.    

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