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DELAWARE:

Delaware Bill Seeks to Clarify Medical Marijuana Patients' 2nd Amendment Rights, WDEL, 01/30/2020

Quit Smoking; Don't Switch to E-Cigarettes, Cape Gazette, 12/31/19

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

D.C. Opioid Deaths Are Surging Again, Reversing Previous Year’s Decline, Washington Post, 01/31/2020

DC Council Hearing Discusses Several Bills to Fight Teen Vaping Epidemic, WJLA-TV, 01/02/2020

For Bright Beginnings Families, Trauma May Be Common but it Needn't Be AcceptedWashington Post, 12/03/19

 

MARYLAND:

Mental Health and Addiction Providers for Medicaid Patients Go Unpaid in MarylandBaltimore Sun, 02/04/2020

Anne Arundel Medical Center Has Reduced Opioid Overprescriptions By 65% After Setting Standards, Baltimore Sun, 02/03/2020

Maryland Bills Aim to Restrict Herbal Substance Kratom, Frederick News-Post, 02/01/2020

With An Increase Of Fentanyl On Streets, Opioid Treatment Van Helps Addicts Recover, CBS Baltimore, 01/30/2020

Maryland Sees Slight Decline in Opioid Overdose Deaths; State Tackles Crisis with New Plan, WTOP, 01/09/20

Opioid-related Deaths Continue to Decrease in Maryland, According to State Data, Washington Post, 12/31/19

With Dozens of Kids Orphaned by Opioid Crisis, this Maryland County Has New Outlook on Trauma Services, Baltimore Sun, 12/02/19

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Despite Statewide Legalization, Some Counties Ban Probationers from Using Medical Marijuana, ABA Journal, 02/03/2020

This Addiction Treatment Medicine Is Often Sold on the Streets — and May Be Preventing Overdoses, Philadelphia Inquirer, 02/03/2020

Philly DA Larry Krasner Will No Longer Prosecute People for Possession of an Addiction Treatment Drug, Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/29/2020

Thousands of Toddlers Have Ingested Vaping Liquids, Poison Control Centers Say, Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/02/20

Governor Outlines Effort to Bolster Mental Health Services, AP News, 01/02/20

Cannabis-related Psychosis, Addiction, ER Visits: For Young Users, Marijuana Can Be a Dangerous Game, Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/23/19

 

VIRGINIA:

Police in Newport News and Hampton Now Have this Tool to Help Fight Opioid Addiction, WY Daily, 01/30/2020

With Eye on Saving Lives, Botetourt and Craig Consider Drug Court, WDBJ7, 01/28/2020

New Program Educates Amherst Students on Risks, Alternatives to Vaping, News & Advance, 01/04/20

U-Haul to Stop Hiring Smokers in 21 States, Including Virginia, WTVR-TV, 01/03/2

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

West Virginia House and Senate Democrats Reveal Plan to Help Children Suffering from Adverse Childhood Experiences, WOAY, 02/03/2020

Guest column/Let’s Ban Fentanyl Analogues, Herald-Star, 02/01/2020

What Happened When a State Made Food Stamps Harder to Get, New York Times, 01/13/20

Feds OK Use of Opioid Funding Toward Other Substances, Herald-Dispatch, 01/05/20

Legislative Lookahead: W.Va. Lawmakers Continue to Focus on Addiction, Herald-Dispatch, 01/04/20

 

NATIONAL:

Deal Will Let More Companies Make an Overdose Antidote Spray, New York Times, 01/02/20

Effort to Control Opioids in an ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients in Pain, Delaware Public Media, 01/02/20

Capito's Bipartisan Bill Targets Pill Mills that Flood Communities with Opioids, Ripon Advance, 12/31/19

Large Employers Plan to Do More to Support Mental Health in 2020, ebn, 12/20/19

 

RESEARCH:

Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective DisorderAlcohol Res. 2019;40(1):06

Alcohol Use Disorder and Depressive DisordersAlcohol Res. 2019;40(1).01

Diverging Trends in the Relationship Between Binge Drinking and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents in the U.S. From 1991 Through 2018, Journal of Adolescent Health, 2019

Medications for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Adolescents: A Narrative Review and Assessment of Clinical Benefits and Potential Risks, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80(4), 393–402 (2019)

Negative and Positive Life Events and their Relation to Substance and Behavioral Addictions, ScienceDirect, Volume 204, 1 November 2019, 107562