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Opioid Addiction

Rate at Which Children Orphaned From Drug Overdose Doubles in 10 Years

A stunning new inter-agency report estimates 321,566 children lost a parent to drug overdose in 10 years.

Semaglutide As Potential Addiction Therapy

Recently, there has been growing interest in another possible use for GLP-1 weight loss and diabetes drugs — to treat addiction.

Investigative Journalist Takes a Hard Look at California’s Addiction Treatment Programs

Watchdog Columnist Teri Sforza attends ASAM55 and comes away with a few suggestions for California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Oregon Passes Legislation Making Sweeping Changes to Substance Use Disorder Laws

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed new legislation expanding treatment programs and restoring criminal penalties for drug possession.

Telehealth Company, Pelago, Raises Additional $58 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Virtual clinic, Pelago, raises $58 million for expansion in remote delivery of substance use disorder treatment.

Drug Companies “Apathetic” About Testing GLP-1 Drugs to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Early studies of GLP-1 drugs for substance abuse treatment show promise, but drug companies are slow to fund research.