Opioid News Highlights: Week of July 22

CSIP Opioid Awareness News

The following articles about the ongoing crisis of opioid and prescription drug abuse appeared in major newspapers, periodicals and online sources between July 15 and July 26.

Rapid recovery protocol at RWJUH has potential to impact opioid epidemic. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. July 15, 2018.

These Congressional districts had the highest opioid prescription rates in 2016. U.S. News & World Report. July 19, 2018.

State of addiction: Columbine student survived shooting, which led to an opiate addiction. Indianapolis Star. July 20, 2018.

Clean, sober and $41,000 deep in out-of-pocket addiction recovery cost. New York Times. July 26, 2018.

Study finds Americans more likely to see opioid crisis nationally than locally. The Guardian. July 26, 2018.

Doctors and policymakers struggle to keep up as opioid use surges among women. Huffington Post. July 25, 2018.

With rare candor, Lovato chronicled her recovery and relapse. AP News. July 25, 2018.

Opioid dilemma straining the foster system. ABC WPBF 25 News. July 24, 2018.

This Life with Gracie: For this doctor, reducing prescription painkillers is personal. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. July 24, 2018.

Drug overdose toll rises in Philadelphia as heroin prized for ‘purity’ turns out to be contaminated. Philadelphia Inquirer. July 24, 2018.

5 tips for parents dealing with teen substance abuse. The Fix. July 23, 2018.

Nora Volkow on MAT, naloxone, new drugs, and why opioids are unique. Opioid Watch. July 23, 2018.

Going online for prescription meds? It’s a case of buyer beware. KHSB Kansas City. June 23, 2018.

The real scandal in the fight against opioids. Politico Magazine. July 21, 2018.

Every time they shoot up could be the last time. Journal Inquirer. July 21, 2018.

These pills could be next U.S. drug epidemic, public health officials say. North Carolina Health News. July 20, 2018.