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.
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.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including trends and sociodemographic differences in the prevalence and treatment use of substance use disorders among young adults in the United States.
A new poll finds 29% of adults in the United States say they have or someone in their family has have ever struggled with opioid use, including the use of prescription painkillers and illegal opioids like heroin.