ASAM Weekly is a publication of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) circulated by E-mail to “more than 25,00 addiction professionals” every Tuesday. It provides timely news briefings of top stories related to addiction medicine. The current issue includes a National Survey on Drug Use and Health study correlating substance use with suicidal ideation; original research suggesting a strong link between alcohol use and”thwarted belonging” ( wanting and needing to be with others being socially isolated ) with both homicidal and suicidal ideation in a group under community corrections supervision by the criminal justice system; a study of privately billed services looking at the economic impact of the opioid epidemic on the healthcare system (Fair Health White Paper) which found a 1000% increase in opioid related treatment and service costs between 2011 and 2014; and an article written for the Huffington Post entitled “When ‘All or Nothing’ Means Life or Death”
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