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Category: Substance Use Disorder

Dire Straits: Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Crisis, Legislators Race to improve current Workforce and expand Future Workforce

We must not forget how the pandemic’s social isolation affected people suffering from a SUD. Executive Director of Soroptimist House of Hope, Inc. Rebecca Norton says, “Addiction is running rampant…
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Trends in California Drug Overdose Deaths

The below policy brief shows some statistics on how the California overdose rate has been skyrocketing these last few years. Fentanyl has played a large part in the rising rates…
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Truth in Advertising: We Must Eliminate False Advertising and Marketing in Addiction Treatment!

People living with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their families are a vulnerable population that can unfortunately be taken advantage of by unethical treatment facilities. Senate Bill 434 (SB…
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Addiction Neuroscience 101

Dr. R. Corey Waller goes into great detail on the neurology of addiction. He explains the levels of dopamine for motivation for someone who does not do drugs, and then…
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The Piper Must be Paid, Sooner or Later

America has been using more substance during the COVID-19 pandemic, a result of increased stress and isolation. We are starting to glimpse the repercussions of these dynamics. There is early…
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Virtual Reality: Is Peer Support Tele-Health the future of recovery support?

Representatives Tony Cardenas (CA-29) and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Virtual Community Support Act last week. The act is aimed to strengthen community-based and peer support services virtually both during…
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Words Matter

The words we use can leave a long-lasting impression on someone.

Why Do We Need Overdose Reversal Drugs on College Campuses? Do College Students Even Do Drugs?

The Opioid Overdose Prevention on College Campuses bill, also known as Senate Bill 367 was recently introduced by California Senator Melissa Hurtado. According to the Senate Bill 367 fact sheet,…
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Last but Not Least: Finally, funding support for families!

A piece of legislation calling for funds to be provided for family-based support resources for those impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) is being introduced in the United States Senate…
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Can Recovery-Friendly Communities Be Founded Upon Prevention?

Historically, prevention activities have been seen as the early off-ramp for potential addictive behavior. It has been seen as the circuit breaker to the development of addiction; the promise of…
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