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Recent news articles from Region III

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DELAWARE:

Google Partnering with Delaware to Fight Opioid CrisisDelaware Public Media, 11/21/19

DHSS Joins Partners to Bring Families Online Substance Abuse ServicesDelaware State News, 11/21/19

Expanded Treatment Program in First State Prisons Seeks to Stem Opioid CrisisDelaware Public Media, 11/01/19

A Woman's Grief Led To A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital BillDelaware Public Media, 10/31/19

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

D.C. Reports First Vaping-Related DeathWashington Post, 10/24/19

ER Outreach for Opioid Users Works in Many Cities. In D.C., It’s Off to a Slow Start., Washington Post, 10/21/19

 

MARYLAND:

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

Rep. Trone Calls on Airlines to Carry Naloxone, NARCAN to Help Fight Opioid EpidemicWJLA, 11/26/19

Maryland Lawmakers Eye Flavored Vaping Ban Amid Growing Popularity Among TeensWAMU 88.5, 11/25/19

Maryland Health Officials Investigating 51 Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness, As Nationwide Cases Increase to 2,290, CBS Baltimore, 11/22/19

2 Ex-Lawmakers Collaborating to Curb Opioid AbuseMaryland Matters, 11/05/19

Howard County Collects 'Record-Breaking' Amount of Medications on National Prescription Drug Take Back DayBaltimore Sun, 11/04/19

Maryland County Gets Grant to Prevent Youth Substance AbuseWTOP, 11/014/19

Addicted in America: Here's How Maryland Schools Are Fighting the Opioid CrisisWJLA, 10/31/19

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Pennsylvania moves to raise smoking age to 21, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, 11/22/19

Guest column: Help Available to Curb Suicides in PennsylvaniaPhoenix Reporter & Item, 11/04/19

Overcoming an Epidemic: Opioids in Pennsylvania -- Episode 6: Rural AccessWPSU, 11/04/19

United Healthcare Fined $1 Million by Pennsylvania for Violations of Mental-Health LawInquirer, 11/04/19

 

VIRGINIA:

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Fighting Opioid Epidemic, WJLA, 11/26/19

Mexico’s Most Vicious Cartel Left Behind Wake of Addiction and Ruined Lives in Small Town, Courier Journal, 11/25/19

New Initiatives to Fight Opioid Addiction in Southside and Southwest VirginiaWDBJ7, 11/21/19

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Fighting Opioids with an Unlikely Supplemental Painkiller: Anti-Itch MedicineScience Daily, 11/21/19

Peer Addiction Recovery Support Efforts Get State Support, WV Public Broadcasting, 11/21/19

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute First in U.S. to Use Deep Brain Stimulation to Fight Opioid AddictionWVUMedicine, 11/05/19

 

NATIONAL:

A Medication To Treat Meth Addiction? Some Take A New Look At Naltrexone, NPR, 11/07/19

Time Spent on Social Media Linked to Mental Health Challenges in AdolescentsPsychiatryAdvisor, 11/05/19

Cheap and Powerful 'Meth 2.0' Is Ravaging Communities and Slowly Killing its VictimsUSA Today, 11/02/19

 

RESEARCH:

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