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Opioids

Mandatory Guidelines for Urine Testing Updated to Include Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids

From SAMHSA. To read the original press release, click here. Friday, September 29, 2017 New federal mandatory guidelines for workplace drug testing will become effective on October 1, 2017, and will include the authority to test for four semi-synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. These are prescription opioid pain medications that have commonly known […]


West Virginia County Gets Drug-Trafficking Designation

From USA News & World Report. To read the original article, click here. Federal authorities have designated West Virginia‘s Wood County as a high intensity drug trafficking area eligible for support for joint federal, state and local police enforcement efforts. Richard Baum, acting director of National Drug Control Policy, says the designation and funding should […]


New documentary highlighting family-centered treatment

This documentary was produced by the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (2017). To learn more about family-centered care, visit: attcppwtools.org • shieldsforfamilies.org • BringThemAll.org To view the video on vimeo, go to https://vimeo.com/233560293.


The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years

From the NY Times. Click here to view original article and graphs. by Josh Katz The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster than previously thought. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to […]


New digital press kit on the opioids crisis from NIH

From NIH: NIH has a new digital press kit on the opioids crisis, with information, images, and videos. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/opioids-digital-press-kit  


White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids

From the New York Times. Click here to view the entire article. By Abby Goodnough WASHINGTON — President Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis asked him Monday to declare a national emergency to deal with the epidemic. The members of the bipartisan panel called the request their “first and most urgent recommendation.” Mr. Trump created […]