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Surgeon General Releases Smoking Cessation Report

Surgeon General Releases Smoking Cessation Report

For the first time in 3 decades, the Surgeon General has released a report that reviews and updates evidence on the importance of quitting smoking. The report finds that more than two-thirds of U.S. adult cigarette smokers report interest in quitting smoking and the...

ASAM & SAMHSA Provide Guidance on COVID 19

ASAM & SAMHSA Provide Guidance on COVID 19

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has created a webpage that contains news, guidance and resources from around the country regarding addiction treatment in the wake of COVID 19. It can be found here -...

Study Finds Marijuana Use Rising Sharply Among Seniors 65+

Study Finds Marijuana Use Rising Sharply Among Seniors 65+

According to research recently published in JAMA, the numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018. "What I'm seeing in my clinic are a lot of older adults who are very curious about cannabis...

DEA Announces Improvements to Medication-Assisted Treatment

DEA Announces Improvements to Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued a proposed rule that would improve access to medication-assisted treatment, especially in rural areas where those suffering with opioid use disorder (OUD) may have limited treatment options. The proposal would...

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soaring in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soaring in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

A new study shows Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates and women are being hit particularly hard. Research shows the rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year from 2000 to 2016, while deaths among...

Teens Uncover Loophole in New Flavored Vaping Ban

Teens Uncover Loophole in New Flavored Vaping Ban

The Food and Drug Administration is banning most flavored e-cigarettes but that isn’t stopping high school students from getting their hands on banana ice and sour gummy. When the Trump administration decided to ban fruit, mint and dessert flavors in refillable...

SUD In Older Adults Continues to Be Growing Threat

SUD In Older Adults Continues to Be Growing Threat

According to recent projections, substance use disorders among adults over age 50 will increase to 5.7 million this year, up from 2.8 million in 2006. Experts think it remains a hidden problem because of lack of screening in primary care and few guidelines for...