Alcohol's role in traffic deaths vastly underreported: Study

It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a deadly mix. But the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be substantially underreported on death certificates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently failed to list alcohol as a cause of death.

Promoting Care for Pregnant/Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

SAMHSA is issuing two reports on the best approaches for optimizing outcomes for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders and their infants. Both reports are aimed at helping these women gain greater access to this effective treatment and other important services.

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Guide to Naloxone: a great new resource on everything you need to know about the lifesaving antidote for opioid overdose

Guide to Naloxone - a great new resource on everything you need to know about the lifesaving antidote for opioid overdose.

"Knowing how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose could mean the difference between life and death. By now most people have heard about naloxone, even if they’re not quite sure what it is. Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) has been a hot topic in the news and in public health policy as a proactive measure against the dramatic increase in American overdose deaths. This is the essential guide for everything you need to know about naloxone."

Middlesex County promotes its "Don't Drive Dangerously" PSA contest

Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is honored to participate in this long-standing and interactive approach to promote safe driving for teens and young adults. It is through collaboration between state and local governments and schools and community shareholders that important public health problems such as dangerous driving can be meaningfully addressed.

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