addiction

Policing the Addiction Treatment Industry

Most Americans seem willing to accept that opioid addiction should be treated as a disease rather than a criminal offense. But the wide variety and quality of treatment and rehab facilities in the US means we should now double down on efforts to investigate which ones really perform, says an addiction expert.

Want to Sample Your Pot? Not in Colorado

A bipartisan Colorado bill that would have allowed marijuana businesses to have “accessory consumption establishments,” or tasting rooms, won’t become law. Gov. John Hickenlooper said he vetoed the bill for public safety and health reasons.

opioids

One in Five Young American Adults Felled by Opioids: Study

The chance of dying in the US due to an opioid overdose is higher today than that of dying in an accident, but the burden falls heaviest on young adults aged 15-34, according to a 15-year analysis of US mortality numbers through 2016 posted in JAMA Network Open, an online section of the Journal of the American Medical Association.