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New Study Shows Marijuana Can Alter DNA, Create Mutations
In the study published in the journal Mutation Research – Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, researchers assert they've been able to show for the first time how marijuana can be linked to serious illnesses and the implications for future generations, the International Business Times in Australia reports. more

Ohio Lawmakers Vote To Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Use
Lawmakers in Ohio on Wednesday approved legislation that would legalize marijuana use for medical purposes under certain circumstances, less than a year after recreational marijuana use was soundly defeated by Ohio voters. more

New treatment for opioid addiction in final stages of FDA approval. Implant treatment would prevent drug from ending up on streets, but has own drawbacks
There is a multi-million dollar expansion happening at one of Cincinnati's longest-running addiction treatment centers in the west end of downtown. more

Med Students Take Battle Against Opioid Epidemic Into Their Own Hands
Students at Harvard Medical School may just be the first doctors-in-training to learn how to administer one of the most effective drugs for combating America’s opioid epidemic. But they had to organize the class themselves. more

Drug Courts provide path to recovery from addiction
During May, Drug Courts and other treatment courts throughout Mississippi are joining over 2,900 such courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month. more

Puppy addicted to meth, heroin, on path to recovery, police say
A puppy found strung out on drugs after police arrested his owner in California has received addiction treatment and is on the path to recovery, authorities said. more

Young People in Recovery is currently seeking Chapter Leads for Logan,Warren, or Christian Counties in Kentucky! There has never been more national support for passionate people tobecome recovery advocates and leaders in their communities!
If you are interested in applying to become a Chapter Lead, orknow someone who might be interested,please contact Tara Moseley at

Pennsylvania coroner: Heroin deaths are now homicides
There were two dozen drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania's Lycoming County last year—each labeled accidental. Then coroner Charles Kiessling had to pronounce his friend's son dead from a heroin overdose, though he'd promised the victim's mother he'd talk to him about overcoming his addiction. more

Treating Opioid Addiction With A Drug Raises Hope And Controversy
Scientists and doctors say the case is clear: The best way to tackle the country's opioid epidemic is to get more people on medications that have been proven in studies to reduce relapses and, ultimately, overdoses. more

Silence the stigma: Warsaw, Indiana meeting addresses painkiller addiction
The roads pose enough dangers, but the larger problem may be looming in the medicine cabinet. More fatal opioid overdoses occur than car accident deaths, said Dr. Gregory Eigner, Associate Program Director at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. more

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