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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
AATA Announces Collaboration and Affiliate Membership with CCAPP »
The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) is proud to announce that it has entered into a formal collaboration a...
Monday, March 13, 2017
AATA Launches Addiction Treatment Industry Regulations and Compliance Information for Michigan »
The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) is launching regulations and compliance information to support ...
Friday, March 3, 2017
American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) Hosting “Special Investigations Unit (SIU)" Seminar »
The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) is hosting a lunch and learn for professionals in the addiction treatm...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Christie could decide who will get $1 billion in federal drug treatment aid »
Gov.  Chris Christie  said he will travel to Washington next week to brief congressional leaders on how to bes...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Evidence-based curriculum curbs drug use among teens and their peers »
A national curriculum designed to educate children aged 10 to 14 has shown to curb drug use for not only participants of t...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Feds to provide $485M in grants to combat opioid epidemic »
The federal government will provide states nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at co...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
States spend millions to drug test the poor, turn up few positive results »
Low-income Americans who need to enroll in the country’s only cash assistance program—the Temporary Assistance for Needy F...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today »
Doctors prescribing painkillers willy-nilly. Outrage over foreigners importing “poison” into America. Expensive treatment...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery? »
Nearly 1.5 million Americans were treated for addiction to prescription opioids or heroin in 2015, according to federal es...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Recovering Heroin Addict Shaking Social Media »
Meet  Ryan Hampton , 36, recovery advocate, political activist and recovering heroin addict igniting America’s soci...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Addiction Experts Target Treatment Centers »
As the national addiction crises grows, a task force wants to standardize the most effective addiction treatments. Read More
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wisconsin could become first state to drug test Medicaid recipients »
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin released a proposal Monday that calls for the state to alter its  Medicaid...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rogers, Bevin kick off National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit »
Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th) and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued challenges for attendees of the 6th annua...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Governor’s opioid listening tour generates skepticism, concerns »
FL state officials dispatched by Gov. Rick Scott on a statewide listening tour to seek solutions to the opioid epidem...
Monday, April 17, 2017
State proposing legislation that would require schools to include education on opioids in curriculum »
Mike Hirst is someone who knows the heartbreak of losing a loved one to a drug overdose. The Jackson man’s son, Andy Hirst...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Breakthrough in exploration of safer opioids for pain management »
A new study discovered that two newly-researched compounds  curbed pain responses  in monkeys causing little t...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Why Women Use—and Misuse—Opioids »
How different are women from men, when it comes to using—and misusing—opioids? Read More
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Can We Tax Away The Opioid Crisis? »
California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyConti...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Reported new White House drug czar aligned with ‘war on drugs’ backers »
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., will be President Trump's drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino's congressional v...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Pennsylvania Congressman Seen as Likely Pick to Be Drug Czar »
The next national drug czar is likely to be a congressman who was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, the head o...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Government Officials Taking Action on US Opioid Epidemic »
In recent weeks, government officials from federal and state levels have once again called for renewed efforts aimed at ta...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage, Disposal Resource »
The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, of which the AAFP is a member, has released a  new resource (161 KB PDF)...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Tamper-Resistant Pill Bottles Grow In Popularity Amid Opioid Epidemic »
A new wave of anti-opioid abuse devices are helping opioid users keep their potentially addictive medicine secure. Read More
Monday, April 10, 2017
Addicts Who Can't Get Opioids Are Overdosing on a Diarrhea Drug »
Opioid painkillers have an inconvenient, lesser-known side effect: terrible constipation. Read More
Friday, April 7, 2017
Mass. warns addicts about Florida drug-treatment recruiters »
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has issued  a consumer advisory,  warning of unscrupulous marketer...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Cost of substance abuse hits employers hard, new tool shows »
As headlines scream about the ravages of the nation's growing opioid epidemic, employers are waking up to the notion that...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Private insurers in NY see surge in claims related to opioid addiction »
Private insurance claims for emergency room visits, substance use treatment and other services related to opioid addiction...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Killer Tide: Doctors Cut Down On Prescribing Opioid Painkillers »
Hoping to prevent more heroin and opioid addictions, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have gone to the source. Read More
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Opioid addiction: 4 ways dentists can help solve the national epidemic »
In the latest war-on-drugs front, people from all parts of society are fighting addiction and overdose from  prescrip...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
People struggling with addiction are now using pets to get drugs »
The national opioid epidemic shows its true colors again, reflected in the lengths its victims will go to get their fix. L...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Women At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers »
Stephanie Almada's journey to opioid addiction began with a prescription to relieve her premenstrual symptoms and accelera...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Jury acquits five on most fraud charges involving Russell County drug-testing lab »
A federal jury has acquitted three physicians and two Russell County businessmen on a charge of conspiring to defraud insu...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Pharmacy chain works to help curb opioid epidemic »
The drugstore chain Walgreens is taking a three-pronged approach to combat the public health crisis stemming from prescrip...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Trump Administration Creates Commission to Tackle Opioid Crisis »
President Donald Trump hosted a listening session Wednesday at the White House with administration officials, the first st...
Friday, March 31, 2017
TED TALK Michael Botticelli: Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one »
Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. Rea...

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