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Metro Council approves needle exchange
Louisville became the first municipal government in Kentucky to approve establishment of a local needle exchange on Thursday after a measure to create the program breezed through Metro Council by a 22-0 vote. more

Indiana Sees Jump In New HIV Cases In Rural Outbreak
An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has jumped by 24 cases in the past week, an increase attributed to offering more testing resources, state health officials said on Friday. more

Kentucky Reforms Drug Court Rules To Let Heroin Addicts Take Prescribed Meds
Kentucky will no longer require opioid addicts to stop taking prescribed treatment medications as a condition of participating in the state's drug court program, according to a motion filed in federal court. more

Kentucky officials hope drugs can help drug addicts
Kentucky officials are considering using a drug to help drug addicts come clean. more

To Address Addiction, Start With Words

Addiction is finally coming out of its shadows. Thanks to interest from political leaders and media coverage about the ravages of heroin and misused prescription opioids, new attention is being paid to an old disease. But not since the 1980s with the appearance of HIV and AIDS has there been such misunderstanding about a medical condition. more

Scientists Seek Part of Brain That Suppresses Addiction Relapses
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute announced Tuesday that they’ve received a pair of grants worth a total of $3.8 million to fund a five-year study of brain mechanisms that suppress relapses of cocaine and alcohol addiction. more

Spirituality vs. Science? A Rebuttal to The Atlantic Article, 'The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous'
Every now and then Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) catches a real and true a** whooping in the press. Recently and particularly this week, the volume of voices against AA reached a new height. The Atlantic published a painfully one-sided article by Gabrielle Glaser this week called The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. more

Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling The Number Of Commutations He's Issued
President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 individuals on Tuesday, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued in the six-plus years he's been in office. more

Find Syringe Exchange Programs by City and State
Chooper's Guide is proud to announce the first searchable database for syringe exchange programs in the United States. more

Naloxone Distribution Programs to Get More Federal Money
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more funds to distribute the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to first responders and family, USA Today reports. more

Rate of opioid misuse is around 25 percent, addiction rate 10 percent
New estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, while the rate of opioid addiction is approximately 10 percent, reports a study in the April issue of Pain, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. more

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