We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.
Emergency room visits for drug overdoses and suicide attempts increased during the pandemic, while access to behavioral health treatment decreased, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The news of yet another sweet, inexpensive alcoholic beverage hitting the market is a reminder to parents of teenagers that they can’t overlook alcohol when they warn them about substances that can cause harm.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds more than 87,000 Americans died of overdoses in the 12-month period that ended in September — a 29% increase from the previous year.
A ban on menthol cigarettes in Canada led to a steep increase in the number of smokers who quit, a new study finds. The researchers said a similar ban in the United States would likely have an even greater impact on smoking quit rates.