Hearing titled " Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment & Recovery "

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Hearing on the opioid epidemic from December 2017. Speakers include Patrick Kennedy of the President's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH, and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz of SAMHSA.
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“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain I grew up in a close-knit, fairly religious family where children were seen and not heard, where mealtime meant everyone sat down together and exchanged pleasantries while enjoying the prepared-at-home repasts, complete with dessert. There was no distraction, either from television or radio, and the telephone ringing was a rare occurrence, quickly dispatched once the caller learned we were eating. In fact, nothing was so urgent back then. It was, indeed, a peacefu...
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The number of new heroin users in the US fell significantly from 2016 to 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath revealed - but experts caution we are still in the thick of an addiction crisis.
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To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum.According to his chart, he had residual pain from a leg injury sustained while working on a train track. Now he wanted an opioid stronger than the Percocet he'd been prescribed. So why did his urine test positive for two other drugs — cocaine and hydromorphone, a powerful opioid that doctors had not ordered?It was up to Clark Yin, 29, to figure out what was really going on with Chris McQ, 58 — as seven other third-year medical students and two instructors watched."How are you going to have a conversation around the patient's positive tox screen r...
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As we follow the national opioid epidemic, with its greater than five deaths per hour from opioid overdoses, the focus is shifting to methods for limiting an individual’s exposure to these drugs. For most of us, our first contact with these highly addictive medications is after surgery. Studies now reveal that 60 percent of pills prescribed for pain after surgery go unused. These opioids often make their way to other family members, are kept for continued use by the surgical patient to maintain a feeling of euphoria, or even find their way out into the community. Limiting the number of pills and refills prescribed is...
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In 2016, dispatchers in my hometown of Mansfield — a Rust Belt city in rural North Central Ohio — fielded over 363 overdose-related police calls. The community organized an opiate response team, created to help individuals following an overdose, which could only respond to those experiencing their second overdose. Around the country, small towns and rural communities are making heroic efforts to prevent opioid-related overdose deaths. But matching action by the federal government has been lacking, leaving many rural communities without basic resources for effective treatment. Mansfield, like many rural communit...
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We present considerations of a community-partnered working group on adapting the Community Partners in Care (CPIC) study and coalition approach to OUD. Method: During January 2016 through January 2017, academic, provider, consumer and policy stakeholders reviewed options to adapt CPIC's Resources for Services (RS) for individual program technical assistance and Community Engagement and Planning (CEP) for coalition support to OUD treatments, integrating stakeholder input into design options with estimated sample sizes. Findings: The working group recommended Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment (CRAFT) as a ...
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Addiction,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
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Responding to an “epidemic of nicotine addiction” among American youths, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesdayannounceda comprehensive crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers, directing the industry ’s giants to draw up detailed plans for halting sales to minors and threatening to...
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