From: CASAColumbia
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Welcome to The Monthly Roundup - August 2014
Date: Tue Sep 02 14:05:52 MDT 2014
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MEDICATION FOR OPIOID ADDICTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF RECOVERY

 

Medications prescribed by a doctor are an effective, potentially lifesaving, treatment for opioid addiction. These medications reduce drug use and help keep people in treatment longer. In fact, studies show that combining medication with therapy yields the best results for opioid addiction.

 


 

DID YOU KNOW ADDICTION AFFECTS WOMEN DIFFERENTLY?  

 

When using the same amount of a substance or less, women are more vulnerable to some of the health effects of substance use, including addiction. Additionally, women experience some unique consequences of substance use and addiction, such as breast cancer and complications with pregnancy.

 

 

 

THE FDA MUST CLAIM REGULATORY POWER OVER ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed regulation in April and solicited comments on how to regulate tobacco products that are subject to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009. Up until now, many tobacco products such as dissolvable tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, hookah, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco, were not subject to FDA regulation.

 

    

  

E-CIGARETTES AND TEENS' PERCEPTION OF ADDICTION RISK

 

 

Since its debut, the e-cigarette industry has been pushing its products as less dangerous than traditional cigarettes. This message has spread to adolescents: researchers have found that teens who perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes are more likely to use e-cigarettes.

 



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