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Mandatory drug treatment is supported by many family members desperate to help a loved one with substance use disorder get sober, but clinicians are split on whether court-ordered drug treatment actually has its intended effect. Read the full article from US News here.

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Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD. Read the full article from ScienceDaily here.

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Addiction, experts say, is not a question of free will or a correctable character flaw, as a lot of people would like to believe. Rather, it is an affliction of the brain that needs to be treated as one would any chronic illness. One treatment option that has been proposed is an experimental vaccine, which […]

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Passaic County’s drug court helped Amanda Zita triumph over her addictions to oxycontin and heroin. But first she had to confront a childhood trauma. Read more about Amanda’s recovery story here.

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According to US News, a new study from Blue Cross Blue Shield showed that amongst its customers, the number of opioid prescriptions went down last year. The report also showed that fewer customers were getting diagnosed with opioid use disorder which may be a sign of progress in nationwide efforts to curb the opioid crisis. […]

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A new documentary called “Recovery Boys” follows the lives of West Virginians who are working on their recovery from opioid addiction and rehabilitation. The documentary is available to stream on Netflix starting June 29th. You can read more about the documentary in an LA Times article here.

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As more and more families are affected by the opioid crisis, some states are trying new approaches to help children with parental drug addiction by not separating them while ongoing treatment. You can read the full article here.

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World Health Organization (WHO) is designating “Gaming Disorder” as a clinically recognizable and significant syndrome in the latest 11th edition of its highly regard International Classification of Disease (ICD-11). You can read more about this in a New York Times article by clicking here.

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June’s Solar System Series Assessment (Saturn Assessment) is available now. Its purpose is to help us learn more about your decision making and your thoughts and behaviors. You have to be logged into your website account to access it. You can click here to sign up to IQRR if you haven’t already created an account with us.

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A new study suggests that about 1.5% of all American deaths in 2016 was related to opioid epidemic. The deadliest year in Vietnam war was in 1968, which was the cause of less than 1% of all American deaths that year. You can read more about this news at The Washinton Post’s website.

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