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On top of the $1.65 billion for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant (SAPT BG) from the December 2020 COVID‐19 relief package (see ADAW, Jan. 11), state drug and alcohol directors now have an additional $1.5 billion from the American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden...
Lawmakers in Mexico appear on the verge of a momentous vote that would result in the United States finding itself wedged between two North American nations with legal marijuana markets. The extent to which Mexico's move could influence U.S. marijuana policy might depend in part on which house of...
Opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are required under South Carolina law to use pharmacists in the dispensing of methadone. Only two states — South Carolina and Georgia — require that a pharmacist prepare the medication for both take‐home and on‐site administration. In most states, nurses dispense...
9‐Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in the breast milk of women who used marijuana while pregnant, researchers have found. It's no secret that THC crosses the placenta and can be detected in breast milk; national guidelines recommend abstinence from the drug during pregnancy and lactation....
The National Council for Behavioral Health announced March 17 that it will administer $500,000 in grants, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to harm‐reduction organizations across the country.
In last week's lead article on the study by Jonathan Caulkins and colleagues on the failure of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to correctly estimate the use of heroin due to that drug's low prevalence and high stigmatization (see “Study: NSDUH poor judge of heroin use,” ADAW,...
It's well known that contingency management, in which patients are given monetary rewards for negative drug tests, is the best — i.e., most effective — treatment for stimulant use disorders. As the country gets deeper into a methamphetamine addiction epidemic, isn't it time to reconsider the...
The National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit will be held virtually April 4‐8. For more information, go to https://www.rx‐summit.com/.
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