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Today's Google Doodle: How Dr. Herbert D. Kleber Changed Addiction Medicine

Dr. Herbert D. Kleber was one of the most influential figures in transforming how the nation addresses addiction. One year after his passing, at the age of 84, we honor his memory by retracing his life and career, from an aspiring psychologist to a founder of The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (now Center on Addiction) and beyond.

This commonly prescribed medication is contributing to the opioid epidemic

It’s not an opioid but this pain medication has recently been linked with a significant percentage of drug-related deaths in Louisville, Kentucky. The Courier Journal reported that in 2016, gabapentin, also known as Neurontin, Gralise or Horizant, was present in nearly one-fourth of fatal overdoses within the commonwealth’s largest city.

We Asked, You Answered: Would You Welcome A Supervised Injection Facility In Your Community?

While previously taboo within the U.S., the idea of opening supervised injection facilities is currently gaining traction in numerous cities across the country. In light of Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Ithaca, Philadelphia and New York each announcing its intention to consider establishing legally sanctioned, medically supervised settings where people can inject previously obtained drugs (such as heroin and other opioids), we asked our followers, “would you welcome a supervised injection facility in your community?”

Acupuncture & Addiction Treatment: What You Need to Know

First developed thousands of years ago, the traditional Chinese medicine technique acupuncture is still employed around the world today to help people suffering from various ailments like back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and post-operative nausea. One specific type of acupuncture is even being used to treat what many consider among our nation’s biggest health problems: addiction.

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