The Latest News from Our Field

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.

A law that took effect last week allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate e-cigarette products that use synthetic nicotine.
A new study finds almost 10% of edible marijuana products resemble snack foods that are appealing to children.
A growing number of bars and restaurants are stocking strips to test for the presence of fentanyl, Reuters reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including a law that allows the FDA to regulate synthetic nicotine taking effect.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a systematic review of the relative effectiveness of medications for opioid-related disorders.
Overdose deaths among U.S. teens doubled from 2010 to 2020, according to a new study. Teen overdoses rose another 20% in the first six months of 2021, HealthDay reports.
New opioid prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are under scrutiny, NPR reports.
A new study finds the number of children and teens who receive opioid prescriptions for pain after surgery is on the decline, The Washington Post reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including a study showing adolescent overdose deaths rising due to increased fentanyl.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a study on longitudinal transitional outcomes among adult dual users of e-cigarettes and cigarettes with the intention to quit in the United States.
State legislators around the country are looking for ways to reduce overdoses of fentanyl, while increasing penalties for selling the synthetic opioid, the Associated Press reports.
New guidance from the U.S. Justice Department provides protection against discrimination for people taking medication to treat opioid addiction, the Associated Press reports.
A new study finds teens with severe substance use disorder often continue to have symptoms of the disorder in adulthood, UPI reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including guidance released by the Justice Department on ADA protections for people using medications for opioid use disorder.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a study on adaptive text messaging for postpartum risky drinking by researchers at the Partnership to End Addiction.
Only one-quarter of people who need medication to treat opioid use disorder receive it, according to a new study.
The rate of positive tests for marijuana and other substances among U.S. workers reached a two-decade high in 2021, according to a new study by Quest Diagnostics.
Partnership to End Addiction applauds the Biden administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request for investing in our nation’s mental health and improving our response to the addiction crisis.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including President Biden's release of the FY 2023 budget proposal.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a study on the use of medication for opioid use disorder among U.S. adolescents and adults with need for opioid treatment.
With the unrelenting tragedy of the opioid epidemic and the astronomic growth in flavored marijuana, nicotine, and alcohol products packaged in appealing and child-friendly ways, incidents of childhood exposures to addictive substances in the home are becoming more common.
U.S. deaths involving alcohol rose 25.5% during the first year of the pandemic, a new study finds.
Annual overdose deaths, fueled by fentanyl, reached a new record high in the 12-month period ending October 2021, according to new government data.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including the importance of this week’s National Poison Prevention Week.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including a review focused on the substitution and complementary effects of co-use of alcohol and cannabis.