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Actor/author Cameron Douglas will deliver a keynote address on his recovery from addiction at both NCAD East in Baltimore and West in Anaheim in 2020.
Policy/Advocacy
Recovery Centers of America's chief scientific officer sees reinforcing the public's understanding of basic concepts around recovery as a central goal.
Policy/Advocacy
The Pennsylvania Medical Society has endorsed the establishment of supervised injection facilities, an overdose-fighting strategy that has been immersed in a court battle.
Policy/Advocacy
A new dataset offers an overview of the variation in state laws regarding syringe service programs.
Policy/Advocacy
United Hospital Fund has followed up on an earlier report by offering state-by-state data on how the opioid crisis has affected children and adolescents.
Policy/Advocacy
The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit closed with two state perspectives on how faith communities can bolster responses to drug crises.
Policy/Advocacy
Organizations representing addiction medicine and recovery advocacy are among the supporters of proposed federal legislation to standardize prescriber training in managing substance use disorders.
Policy/Advocacy
A task force of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health believes that if a comprehensive opioid-fighting initiative that includes all treatment and harm reduction approaches isn't launched, overdose deaths will continue to climb.
Policy/Advocacy
The president and vice president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) write that an incomplete understanding of addiction has given rise to misguided policies.
Addiction Professional
The FDA announced it is now receiving public comments on the development and evaluation of abuse-deterrent formulations of central nervous system stimulants and whether such products could play a role in addressing public health concerns over prescription stimulant misuse.
Policy/Advocacy
Language in the Senate Appropriations Committee report on the 2020 Department of Defense spending bill asks for a health education and support pilot program for servicemembers battling substance use issues.
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