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Addiction & Mental Health News, Nov. 15

The City: East Bronx Politicians Join Groundswell of Opposition to Drug Treatment Clinics By Ese Olumhense East Bronx elected officials are united in opposing the outpatient center proposed by Carnegie Hill Institute — even as all said they’re still seeking solutions for an opioid epidemic that’s wracked the…

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Top 10 Primer Points for President-elect Trump on Addiction Treatment

President-elect Trump takes office in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic. As he begins to grapple with the causes and solutions of this growing national tragedy, Odyssey House President Dr. Peter Provet offers ten fundamental points to anchor his efforts. 1: Treatment works. But there isn’t enough of…

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Dr. Provet on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

It couldn’t be clearer. The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (The New York Times, Nov 17) is a wake-up call that we are facing a public health challenge that is ‘taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society.’ The financial costs of alcohol and…

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