Blog Entries - March 2016

CARA passes U.S. Senate

Posted on: March 18, 2016 11:00 am

By a margin of 94-1, the U.S. Senate has passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a bill aimed at expanding treatment and prevention initiatives in the United States. CARA includes a focus on opioids, from increased support for

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NPN announces call for presentation proposals

Posted on: March 18, 2016 9:00 am

The National Prevention Network is accepting presentation proposals for its 29th annual conference, to be held September 13-15, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.

Application information is available at

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CDC releases prescribing opioids and chronic pain guidelines

Posted on: March 17, 2016 10:00 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The Guideline provides twelve recommendations for primary care clinicians about the appropriate

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NIDA releases online guide for early childhood prevention

Posted on: March 14, 2016 4:00 pm

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released "Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood," an online guide outlining key factors and research-based practices for the prevention of substance abuse and other behavioral and behavioral

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NIH study: Marijuana use disorder is common in U.S.

Posted on: March 11, 2016 9:00 am

Marijuana use disorder is common in the United States, is often associated with other substance use disorders, behavioral problems, and disability, and goes largely untreated, according to a new study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and

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