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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Fuel the Recovery of Others—with Acceptance and Accountability

Published 10-31-2018

After looking the other way for far too long, people and institutions in the United States are starting to face addiction. Respect for individuals in active addiction and resources to assist them into recovery are gradually becoming the norm. Previous Addiction Medicine Updates have identified two core responsibilities, stated as calls to action, that most individuals in active addiction need to adopt in order to achieve lasting recovery. Keep Your Distance! advocates modifying routines and lifestyles to minimize the risk of resuming substance use. Ask for Help! advocates repairing and creating relationships based on honesty and mutual respect. The latest neuroscience...

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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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