Overdose Awareness Day, 2019


By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist Every year on August 31st we recognize International Overdose Awareness Day and aim to raise awareness of overdoses while reducing the stigma related to drug-related deaths. It is a day to acknowledge and empathize with the grief felt by families and friends who's loved ones have died or had a permanent injury...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 3, 2017


Alcohol Industry Targets Pot with Constellation-Canopy Deal Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom.Learn More   There are medications that can treat alcoholism, but doctors rarely use them Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Learn More Fast-food chains like Taco Bell, Chipotle and Shake Shack use alcohol to attract crowds Apparently, the fast-food industry needs a stiff drink. An increasing number of chain restaurants, such as Taco Bell and Chipotle Mexican Grill, are serving alcohol to lure in new customers who might otherwise go elsewhere to get beer, wine or cocktails. Learn More   Naloxone reverses 93%...

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