1. Local trends in adolescent heroin and injection drug use in the United States between 1999 and 2017
This week, STASH reviews a study by Sherri-Chanelle Brighthaupt and her colleagues that examined the prevalence of adolescent lifetime heroin and injection drug use in major American cities (basisonline.org)
2. Drive Time a Barrier to Opioid Treatment
Making methadone available in more facilities would allow more Americans to get help for opioid addiction, a new study says. (usnews.com)
3. Beating Opioid Addiction Can Be Tough, Here’s What Helps
A constant barrage of news on America’s opioid epidemic stokes feelings of hopelessness, and with good reason(usnews.com)
4. In Russia, declines in alcohol consumption and mortality have gone hand in hand
Since the early 2000s, Russia has seen significant declines in overall alcohol consumption, and a new review shows that there has been a parallel, steep decline in the country’s mortality rates as well. (medicalxpress.com)
5. CDC reports most vaping lung disease linked to THC-containing cartridges
Most vaping cartridges were obtained on the street, from dealers, online, or friends or social contacts. (mdedge.com)
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