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FDA Weighs Recommendation to Prescribe Naloxone Along With Opioids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to recommend prescribing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone along with opioid prescriptions, CNN reports. Read More
Study: FDA, Drug Makers Allowed Prescribing of Fentanyl to Ineligible Patients
A new study concludes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug manufacturers allowed the widespread prescribing of a fentanyl painkiller to ineligible patients. Read More
 
Insurance Rules Limiting Access to Buprenorphine May Worsen Opioid Epidemic
The growing use of insurance pre-authorization rules has limited prescriptions of the addiction medication buprenorphine among Medicare patients in the past decade, a new study finds. Read More
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Young Adults Engaging in Binge Drinking Later Into Their 20s
A growing number of young adults are binge-drinking into their mid to late 20s, according to an analysis from the Monitoring the Future study. Read More
Binge Drinking in Teen Years Can Have Long-Term Effects on Brain
Binge drinking during the teen years can have long-lasting effects on the part of the brain involved in emotion, fear and anxiety, researchers have found. Read More
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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Center on Addiction have merged. Learn More
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Club Drug Ketamine Nears FDA Approval for Depression Treatment | The Fix: Ketamine can relieve the symptoms of depression, but it's especially effective at reducing suicidal thoughts quickly, sometimes within 40 minutes.
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How Fentanyl Hysteria Leads to Harmful and Ineffective Drug Laws | The Fix: We might as well accept reality and direct our efforts towards making drugs less deadly, in the same way that we accept the risks of driving a car but also try to prevent accidents.
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How Addiction Stigma Prevents People from Getting Help | The Fix: The doctor believed that people with addictions are sneaky and dishonest, and maybe this is why. My treatment has repeatedly been delayed or denied because I've been honest. Do other people have to lie to get medical care?
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How To Love Yourself the Way You Love Your Addicted Child | The Fix: Our mission in life became to fix our son, get his life on track, keep him safe, and stop the madness. We became addicted to fixing our addict. In the meantime, my life was circling the proverbial drain and it was all my son’s fault… or was it?
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My Recovery Journey: From Trauma and Abuse to Understanding and Forgiveness | The Fix: It’s no surprise to me that even with seven years of therapy I still chose an abusive addict as a partner. What else had I known, growing up the way I did?
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Here's a look at the latest blog articles posted by SMART Recovery USA. Visit the SMART Recovery blog to read more articles aimed at helping you, your loved ones and your community overcome addiction.
Embedded Alcohol
How Society’s Love of Alcohol Can Make it Difficult for Some to Stop Drinking and How to Overcome A guest blog provided by Phil Cain Alcohol’s pervasive presence is a unique challenge when changing our relationship with it but, in my opinion, it may be becoming less of a problem. The Prevalence of Alcohol Alcohol […]
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SMART Recovery International Launches Website & Other SRI Updates
A special announcement from Kim McCreanor, executive officer of SMART Recovery International Dear SMART Recovery community, I’m Kim McCreanor, the executive officer of SMART Recovery International, and I am excited to share some news with you. In 2019, SMART Recovery reached two major milestones – entering its 25th year and holding more than 3000 meetings worldwide. […]
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2019 SMART Recovery Annual Conference

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 2019 SMART Recovery Annual Conference happening September 20-22 in Chicago, Illinois.

Join many of your SMART family members as we celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary!

About SMART Recovery 

Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery uses science-based techniques that have proven to be effective in helping people recover from addiction problems involving any substance or behavior, including such things as alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-eating, shopping and internet use.

Each week, many thousands of people discuss recovery progress and challenges at more than 3,000 in-person meetings in 23 countries, 25 online gatherings and 24/7/365 internet message board forums and chat rooms.

Participants use SMART to assume responsibility for their own recovery and become empowered using its 4-Point Program®: building motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and living a balanced life.

SMART has been endorsed by the leading government and medical authorities in Australia, the UK and U.S.

For more information, please visit www.smartrecovery.org.
Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Blog

Your contribution to SMART Recovery helps empower millions worldwide 

with the tools to abstain from any substance or activity addiction.


Information about alternative giving options: Send email to Giving@smartrecovery.org

SMART Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

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February 21, 2019
Register for the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference
and Hill Day
NAADAC is hosting its 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and Hill Day on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Learn how to use YOUR voice for the addiction profession! Join NAADAC as we take on Capitol Hill for meetings with congressional leaders and staff about the addiction profession and the needs of those it serves.

Stay tuned for more details!





Registration Fees
 Member$200
Non-Member$250
Student$175
 
Hotel Information
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745-1135
301.965.4000

NAADAC has arranged for a special discounted room rate of $227/night + resort fee for conference attendees if bookedby March 15, 2019. To book your room, please go to marriott.com or call 301.965.4000 and ask for the NAADAC group rate.



Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor!

Are you interested in showcasing your institution, product, or organization at the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference?

Approximately 100 addiction professionals, state and national association leaders, addiction prevention and recovery support providers and stakeholders are expected to participate in this year’s event.

Secure your sponsorship opportunity early as they sell out quickly! Tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on receipt of payment and the sponsor-exhibit application.

Learn more by downloading the prospectus. We look forward to having you at the Advocacy in Action conference!



NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.741.7686 / 800.548.0497

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