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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.

America’s Polysubstance Abuse Crisis

The rise of polysubstance abuse, particularly the combination of synthetic opioids and stimulants, is ushering in a dangerous new era in the country’s addiction crisis.

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.

Wastewater Analysis From the Happiest Places on Earth

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) for drugs could be enormously helpful in directing drug use prevention and recovery resources.

New DNA Test Predicts Susceptibility to Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a new DNA test to identify patients at risk of opioid use disorder.