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Funded by The Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Institute for Applied Policy, we’re urging all levels of government to move toward more evidence-based solutions by turning research data and insights into more effective policies and practices.

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Our experienced team of scientists and practitioners works to develop, test and disseminate evidence-based protocols and technology-based interventions. We aim to improve the reach, accessibility and quality of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

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Our science and policy teams are driven by a passion for researching, developing and implementing the most effective solutions for preventing and treating addiction.

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The latest news from our field

We curate a digest of the latest in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to prevent substance use and treat addiction.

Mexican Lawmakers Approve Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Mexican legislators on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, The New York Times reports. Mexico could become the world’s largest cannabis market.

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Teens Who Misuse Prescription Opioids More Likely to Report Suicidal Behavior

A new study finds about one-third of high school students who said they were currently misusing prescription opioids reported attempting suicide.

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Report Links Opioid Overdoses With Cardiac Arrest Outside Hospital

Opioid overdoses are a significant cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and death among adults ages 25 to 64, according to a new report by the American Heart Association.

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