Ohio State University offers program to support drug and alcohol misuse prevention

As part of a new educational requirement, all first-year and transfer undergraduate students at Ohio State University will need to complete a new education program on the prevention of drug, tobacco, and alcohol misuse. Specifically, the new online educational modules will include alcohol and other drug misuse prevention, mental wellness, and prescription drug misuse and … Continued

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Health Canada allows second MDMA trial to continue

After a review of active MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials, Health Canada has suspended one study due to patient safety concerns, while allowing others to continue with “corrective and preventive” changes. Bethany Lindsay reported the follow-up with CBC, here. According to a statement released by Health Canada in July, it determined that the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic … Continued

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FMCSA agrees to take public comments on hair testing

Earlier in April, the U.S. Trucking Alliance requested an exemption which would permit positive results using hair to test for drugs collected from random testing and pre-employment screening of drivers to be entered into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Trucking Alliance has been a long-time proponent of hair testing, … Continued

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Free course for National Drug Overdose Day

National Drug Overdose Day is very important to us here at DATAC as we see every day how the opioid crisis has impacted the country. DATAC deals so closely with so many who work in the rehabilitation and harm reduction spaces and it has been so hard to see the statistics for overdose deaths go … Continued

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U.S. Overdose deaths are on the rise in Black and Indigenous populations

A new analysis published by the Smithsonian Magazine and authored by Margaret Osborne earlier in July discussed the rising numbers of overdose deaths in the U.S., particularly in African-American and indigenous populations. New data released by the CDC demonstrates that during the first year of the pandemic, drug overdose deaths significantly increased among these two … Continued

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Study finds new indicators found for alcohol use disorder

According to new research, drinking alone in youth is a significant predictor of problematic alcohol use later in life. A recent longitudinal study following over 9,000 U.S. high school students for 17 years showed that solitary drinking in adolescence and young adulthood was strongly linked to binge drinking and potentially predicted alcohol use disorder (AUD) … Continued

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