FDA Calls on Online Companies to Police Opioid Sales

Published 04-12-2018

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week called on Internet service providers and social media companies to more carefully monitor online sales of opioids. “We find offers to purchase opioids all over social media and the Internet, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Google, Yahoo and Bing,” Gottlieb said at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta. Many illicit drugs that enter the U.S. are bought and sold online, including drugs laced with fentanyl, he said. Gottlieb plans to meet with leaders of Internet companies and advocacy groups “to identify technology gaps and new solutions,” The Wall Street...

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"Prescribing” Mutual-Help Meetings: A Primer

Published 07-02-2018

All physician recommendations to patients are, in a sense, prescriptions. Obvious prescriptions are written or electronic orders for treatments or procedures, including medications, diagnostic tests, and physical therapy. Prior to executing these orders for particular patients, physicians typically weigh the relevance of the medication or procedure to the individual based on factors such as cost, availability, accessibility, and patients’ physical and mental abilities. Prescribers routinely order a medication only if there are no special precautions or contraindications for that patient, and they educate the patient regarding potential adverse effects. Less obvious as prescriptions, but no less deserving of foresight and care, are...

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SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA’s Education & Prevention Programs

Published 03-30-2018

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County, in Lake Forest, CA offers several programs aimed at eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems in the county. The program is dedicated to creating and implement effective prevention strategies through collaborate efforts that reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related issues and use in the community and schools. The programs are: Underage Drinking Prevention Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Tobacco Intervention Drug Free Communities Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Marijuana Education Initiative Driving Under the Influence Underage Drinking Prevention—Funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, this program educates middle and high school students, community adults...

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Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) - Homer, Alaska - Affiliate of the Month - Apr…

About CICADA: With offices located in Homer and Kenai, Alaska, Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) provides clinically proficient treatment services for alcohol and drug abuse. Our mission at CICADA is to provide quality care for addiction treatment to the Southwestern Kenai Peninsula. In these treatment plans, we teach our clients to develop coping skills, identify relapse triggers, and rebuild their sense of self-worth and confidence. It’s within these coping skills that we ensure the success of our client’s recovery, since they will be utilizing them both during treatment and once they return home after treatment is over...

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Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
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