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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published new draft guidelines to encourage the development of treatments for substance use disorders related to stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine, The Hill reports.
Pregnant women with a history of substance use are at greatly increased risk for having a heart attack or stroke during childbirth, compared with women without a history of substance use, a new study finds.
A new study finds parents’ alcohol consumption patterns influence how much their teens drink. Researchers found teens who parents drink at least five days a month or who binge drink are significantly more likely to drink themselves compared with teens whose parents don’t drink or binge drink.
New data shows the number of prescription opioid pills shipped in the United States plummeted in the second half of the 2010s, at the same time the nationwide overdoses crisis worsened, the Associated Press reports.
Kroger, one of the nation’s largest grocery chains, has reached a potential $1.2 billion agreement in principle to settle a majority of opioid-related lawsuits brought by states, local governments and Native American tribes.