The Justice Department announced it has charged more than 35 people with selling drugs on the “dark web.” The New York Times reports this is the first time federal prosecutors have targeted sellers of illegal goods rather than operators of illicit online marketplaces.
People with a substance use disorder (SUD) had lower hospitalizations after working with a recovery coach, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests. People with a SUD are almost twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to those without.
A new government report finds suicide rates increased across the country between 1999 and 2016. Increases in the suicide rate were seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to The Washington Post.
Most young adults who use illicit drugs are willing to test them for the presence of fentanyl by using a rapid test strip, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests.