​​​​​​​​​​​​THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

LGBTQ older adults at higher risk for substance use disorders


Young college women more likely than men to exhibit alcoholism

​Read the abstract in Trends in Neuroscience and Education here


Racism and substance addiction

A message from the CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Center on Addiction


Kentucky officials: Tainted "Xanax" overdoses still climbing


​Breakthrough psilocybin study uncovers neurochemical origins of human ego


Antidepressant Zoloft falls into shortage as virus strains supplies


Putting workplace drug and alcohol testing in the spotlight


Finding 850K worth of cocaine in a car you just bought is definitely surprising


LAST WEEK'S STORIES


Adulterants, contaminants and co-occurring substances in drugs on the illegal market in Canada 


Fatal opioid overdoses may be more common than thought


Any level of drinking or smoking while pregnant may affect your newborn's brain development, study says


Drug overdoses climb during COVID-19 pandemic


Stories from 2020

75,000 Americans at risk of dying from overdose or suicide due to coronavirus despair, group warns​


Addiction services face closures, cutbacks amid COVID-19 outbreak


​​New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana


Missouri legislature passes bill banning certain forms of marijuana edibles


Canadian study finds that enzymes in cannabis could treat COVID-19


Psychedelic drugs could help treat the mental health epidemic we'll face after coronavirus


Social distancing can be dangerous for people in addiction. Can a knock on the door help?


​Coronavirus Ireland: Prescription drug abuse set to soar during lockdown

Stories from previous editions

SAMSHA publishes new TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder ​


Illinois coroner blames overdose spike partly on COVID-19​


Oklahoma law enforcement investigating deaths related to fentanyl in counterfeit oxycodone tablets


Alcohol beverage association reports strongest one week sales growth since beginning of lockdown


​Economic recovery from pandemic requires investment in recovery of a different kind


Covid-19 has streamlined addiction medicine. Will the changes stick?


Sheltering at home can be hell for children with an addicted parent


CBD might not cause you to fail a drug test, but CBN might


Minnesota law enforcement warns of counterfeit Perocet tablets containing fentanyl


​A tale of two epidemics: When COVID-19 and opioid addiction collide


Problem drinking soars under UK lockdown


​UK report: Coronavirus crisis could increase users' drug habits 


Proximity of non-alcoholic "near beer" widens 


Psychedelic drugs can improve quality of life - and death - for older adults


Study finds heavy cannabis use affects human genome


Daily users account for over 80% of all cannabis consumed in Australia


What is happening to people in drug treatment and recovery housing during the COVID-19 pandemic?


French scientists to test theory that nicotine fights COVID-19


Health experts worry coronavirus will set back opioid fight


How bars and nightclubs can help prevent fentanyl-involved overdoses


​Can smoking marijuana increase your risk of getting the COVID-19 virus?


​Overdose calls are rising, but some police in Indiana and Texas have been banned from giving naloxone


Methadone dosing could be more precise. University of Buffalo study shows how

Read the full paper here


COVID-19: An opportunity, challenge for addiction treatment, NIDA director says


Medical marijuana telehealth gets green light during COVID pandemic


FDA’s rejection of ‘abuse deterrent’ version of oxycodone upheld


Stuck at home: Addiction experts say watch for signs of alcohol, drugs​​



SUBSTANCE USE AND DRUG INFORMATION NEWS BRIEFS

May 31-June 6, 2020


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