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The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could incliude collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Rx Summit 18: Stimulants are a significant and growing threat

April 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

While opioids remain a threat to communities nationwide, stimulants are an emerging issue of concern in several states.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

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