The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse  @centeronaddiction

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

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Addiction Resources Center
Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. What does the Center do? Conducts & Synthesizes Research We conduct research to contribute to the knowledge base about substance use, addictive behaviors, and addictions and to inform science-based policy and practice recommendations. Informs & Guides the Public We serve as an expert source of information, translating and disseminating comprehensible messages about substance use and addiction. We educate families about the link between early use and addiction and encourage parents to raise substance-free children. Evaluates & Improves Healthcare We work with various stakeholders to promote the health and access to services for those at risk for or suffering from addiction. We facilitate local and national change in healthcare practice and emphasize the implementation of evidence-based practices. Analyzes & Recommends Policy We inform stakeholders of the cost of substance use and addiction and the savings and effectiveness of prevention and treatment. We make recommendations on health, justice, education and regulatory policies in the hopes of reducing substance use and addiction. General Information You can follow The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CASAaddiction
We are a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.
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"One of the first steps in stopping the [addiction] epidemic is making sure there are enough doctors on the ground who know how to respond."
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“What’s needed is a shift in focus from simply warning about drugs to understanding why teens use them and giving them facts to counter destructive my...
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“It’s ineffective and unlawful to prevent individuals from accessing their treatment and medication for [addiction].”
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“We’re cautiously optimistic that providers are changing their behavior, but we really do have quite a ways to go. Until we see overdose mortality com...
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TAKE ACTION! The Trump Administration 2020 budget proposal includes a 95 percent cut to the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDC...
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“This innovative approach promotes recovery and resiliency, by linking people with substance-use disorders to treatment and support services that will...
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"The rate of teenage vaping has risen sharply in the last few years, with 3.6 million middle and high school students reporting that they vaped last y...
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"The myth persists that people who take buprenorphine are simply replacing one drug with another and are still 'addicted.'"
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"One of the main predictors of young people's use of e-cigarettes -- or any addictive substance -- is the example set by their parents and other impor...
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"I have not lost hope."
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"Far too many Americans are dying from preventable causes, and each time we make progress it seems like new problems appear. Take the case of opioid o...
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If your son or daughter is using drugs and alcohol, you may have been told that certain things you do for them are “enabling.” Meanwhile, all you real...
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"It’s not so simple."
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“To turn around this epidemic, we all are going to have to play a role, and that includes dentists.”
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"America continues leading other wealthy nations in overdose deaths."
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