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.

Study: Recovery Coaches Reduce Number of Substance-Exposed Births

New research suggests that recovery coaches -- caseworkers with special training in addiction, relapse prevention, case management and counseling -- can cut the number of newborns exposed to alcohol or other drugs and can play an important role in reuniting families.
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'Thirdhand Smoke' Lingers on Surfaces, Threatens Kids

Toxic dust from smoking settles on surfaces and dangerous volatile compounds disperse in the air, posing a risk to children and others from so-called "thirdhand smoke," experts say.
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BAT Sought to Derail China Secondhand Smoke Regs by Downplaying Risk

In an effort to delay public smoking bans in China, the British American Tobacco Company (BAT) spread the message that secondhand smoke and smoking-related diseases were not as harmful as commonly perceived, according to a new report.
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