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Oregon Substance Use Disorder Research Committee releases recommendations

Emily Boerger | Nov 14, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Substance Use Disorder Research Committee (OrSUD) recently released a report on the impact of substance use disorders (SUDs) on Oregon and their recommendations for responding to the state’s SUD crisis. The report focuses on prioritizing prevention over treatment, improving access to treatment, revising physician practices, as well as...[ Read More ]

President's Opioid Commission releases recommendations

Emily Boerger | Nov 2, 2017

One week ago, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Yesterday, his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report outlining a series of recommendations to prevent opioid addiction, reduce the supply of opioids, and boost research and development in new treatment...[ Read More ]

Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse to study impact of addiction

Emily Boerger | Oct 30, 2017 | Texas

Last week, House Speaker Joe Straus created the House Select Committee on Opioid and Substance Abuse. The 13 member committee will study both the impact of addiction and the effectiveness of the programs and treatment options available in Texas. In regards to the main objective of the committee, the announcement...[ Read More ]