The proportion of inmates in jails with a moderate to severe stimulant use disorder—including addiction to methamphetamine—has surged in recent years, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests.
As the federal government focuses on combating the opioid crisis, a bipartisan effort to revise sentencing guidelines set during the 1980s crack cocaine era faces an uncertain future, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Google will once again accept advertising from U.S. addiction treatment centers, Reuters reports. A company based in Portland, Oregon will vet the ads. Last year, Google suspended treatment center ads after it was found many of them were deceptive and misleading.
The Drug Enforcement Administration this week proposed changing rules that govern the amount of prescription opioids that drug manufacturers can produce each year. The changes could sharply reduce the annual production of opioids, Reuters reports.