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.

New strategies are needed to increase the use of medications for treating opioid use disorder in people of color, according to a report in Health Affairs.
Vaping rates among high school students declined from 27.5% in 2019 to 20% in 2020, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including the benefits of digital health resources in supporting women with substance use concerns.
Partnership to End Addiction applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for proposing historic investments to address the addiction crisis in the recently released FY 2022 budget proposal.
A new study finds half of all buprenorphine drug treatments for opioid use disorder are prescribed by only 5% of doctors.
San Francisco’s ban on flavored vaping products may have led to an increase in teens’ use of regular cigarettes, a new study suggests.
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines announced they will delay resuming alcohol sales following incidents involving unruly passengers, USA Today reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including Purdue Pharma's restructuring proposal.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including symptoms of e-cigarette dependence in young adults.
As more states legalize marijuana, how can parents and policymakers protect young people from the risks marijuana can cause? Partnership to End Addiction CEO Creighton Drury spoke with Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., and Linda Richter, Ph.D., about the issue and possible solutions.
A new poll finds the two largest obstacles for adults seeking substance use or mental health services are cost of treatment and availability of in-network providers.
The number of fentanyl deaths in one California county more than doubled in 2020, and those who died were younger, on average, than in the previous two years, KQED reports.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including insurance- and cost-related barriers to health care.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including preventive interventions for opioid and other substance use in homeless youth.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will distribute $3 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for addiction and mental health block grants.
A new study finds 156,000 Americans died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in 2019 — more than ever before, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Young adults who used an interactive text messaging program that encouraged them to stop vaping were up to 40% more likely to quit than their peers who did not participate in the program, a new study finds.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including new and emerging opioid overdose risk factors.
Experts anticipate the pandemic will have long-term implications for mental health, STAT reports.
A new study finds patients taking the opioid use disorder treatment buprenorphine prefer the extended-release version over the immediate-release version.
Find more of our must-reads in policy news, including the passage of the Family Support Services for Addiction Act in the House of Representatives.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including the role of the family in alcohol use disorder recovery for adults.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Family Support Services for Addiction Act, a crucial step to involve, engage and support families with loved ones struggling with addiction.
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