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Friday, September 1, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 2017 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery »
During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we stand with the millions of Americans in recovery from alcoho...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
AATA Publishes Addiction Treatment Industry Regulatory Summaries for Washington and Pennsylvania »
The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) published regulatory summaries to support Washington and Pennsylvania-...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) Presents the First Resource of its Kind »
The Patient Financial Responsibility Toolkit was  designed  to clarify the issues and offer practical solution...
Monday, September 11, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Pamela Bondi to the Commission »
President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Pamela Bondi of Florida to be a Member of the President’s...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Hurricanes drive alcoholism and drug addiction issues into public square »
In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out ext...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids »
The opioid epidemic has been fueled by soaring numbers of prescriptions written for pain medication. And often, those pres...
Friday, September 8, 2017
The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce »
Jonathan Guffey has chiseled youthful looks and, at 32, does not have the haggard bearing of someone who has spent more th...
Friday, September 8, 2017
America’s opioid addiction: the pills that kill »
Noah Bastarache is living proof of the extraordinary way that the opioid crisis has spread its skeletal hands across middl...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
US opioid crisis holds back jobs market recovery, says study »
Surging use of opioids in the US is impeding the jobs market recovery, according to new research that links increased use...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Two towns hit hard by the opioid crisis are taking opposite paths to recovery »
The opioid epidemic that killed an estimated 53,000 people last year is now a national emergency, but for years in small t...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
After decades of letting students with addictions fend for themselves, colleges are starting to help »
Late last year, Manny Delaveris fell into a rut. He couldn’t shake his pessimism or stop worrying. His brain felt dark, al...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
SAMHSA: Opioid misuse in older adults on the rise »
About 9.5 million adults participated in opioid misuse in the past year in 2014, according to a recent government report....
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Law Enforcement’s Changing Role in the Opioid Epidemic »
In May, CNN and other news outlets reported a police officer in Ohio overdosed after brushing fentanyl off his uniform. Th...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Teens in danger as opioid use creates heroin addiction risk »
The increased recreational use of prescription opioids by school children may be providing a gateway to later-life heroin...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Medicaid fueling opioid epidemic? New theory is challenged »
An intriguing new theory is gaining traction among conservative foes of the Obama-era health law: Its Medicaid expansion t...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Reports Of Rehab Scams Raise Concerns About Addiction Treatment Quality »
Four years ago, when Casey O'Brien went from Massachusetts to Florida for treatment, she thought she was entering a s...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
For Trump, Opioids Are Still Not a Crisis »
During his recent “ working vacation ,” amidst a whirlwind of  controversial  and divisive statements, ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Bill would make deadly opioid deals manslaughter »
A year after working with the Legislature to try to stem the flow of opioids and improve addiction treatment options, Gov....
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Drug abuse is destroying families, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says in Green Bay »
Officers found the 6-year-old girl and four of her younger siblings, including 1-year-old twins, alone in a west side...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic Needs A Strategy For Teens »
Shortly after President Trump declared the opioid overdose crisis a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Contr...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Think The Opioid Problem Won't Affect You? It Already Has »
People are dying faster and in greater numbers than ever before. Read More
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Intersection: The Opioid Addiction Crisis and 'Body Brokering' »
South Florida is home to an addiction treatment industry, and as the opioid crisis intensifies, more people are headed to...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Trump and Tom Price are making it harder to combat opioid epidemic »
Earlier this month,  President Trump pronounced that the opioid epidemic   was "a national emergency” and pro...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Gov. Rick Scott extends opioid emergency, should free up funding »
Gov.  Rick Scott  on Monday extended a public health emergency expected to free up millions of dollars in fede...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Updated Naloxone Guidance »
Physicians are increasingly prescribing naloxone in the fight against the opioid abuse crisis. Read More
Monday, August 28, 2017
There’s a clear link between America’s opioid crisis and unemployment »
President Donald Trump has declared America’s  surging use of opioids as a national emergency  even as his bud...
Monday, August 28, 2017
How addiction causes "hundreds of changes" in the brain »
President  Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency , and 21 million Americans are addicted to...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Harry Nelson Discusses Health Insurance Giant, Health Net, and its Battle with Treatment Facilities »
Health Net, one of California’s largest health insurance companies, is under investigation for  withholding reimburs...
Friday, August 25, 2017
The opioid epidemic is not an official emergency »
Despite President Trump's announcement that the opioid crisis is "a national emergency" two weeks ago, there has been no f...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Behind the luxury: Turmoil and shoddy care inside five-star addiction treatment centers »
The advertisements are everywhere. On television, a sleek black sedan pulls up to a sprawling estate with a rolling green...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Opioid addicts find fraud at Florida recovery centers »
The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Read...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Profit Mining The Opioid Epidemic: When Relapse Is More Lucrative Than Recovery »
A growing number of unscrupulous industry players are focusing on getting addicts to relapse so that insurance dollars kee...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Doctors trained at lower-ranked American medical schools prescribe more opioids »
AMERICA’S health authorities are desperate for solutions to the country’s growing opioid scourge. Every day more than 90 A...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Obituaries reflect devastating opioid crisis, as families tell truth about lost loved ones »
Mary and Joe Mullin had no doubt they would put the circumstances of their son’s death in  his obituary . Read More
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
New Medication Formulations Could Quickly Make a Difference for Treating Opioid Addiction »
As Francis Collins and I wrote in May, NIH and NIDA are committed to an "all scientific hands on deck"  effort to en...

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