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The physical therapist shortage hurts underserved communities and may worsen the addiction crisis

Physical Therapist Shortage

Addiction

More fatal overdoses now caused by smoking drugs than injecting them, CDC says

Drug Overdoses Smoking

Addiction

Can a mobile app help people tackle substance abuse? This Conshohocken company believes so

Substance Abuse App

Opioids

As fentanyl increasingly taints cocaine and other stimulants, drug testing strips are needed to save lives, officials say

drug test strips

Opioids

A new test lets doctors screen patients for risk of opioid addiction, but some fear it will provide a false sense of security

Opioid Genetic Test

Opioids

Fentanyl withdrawal is driving more opioid users to leave hospitals early, Penn researchers say

Fentanyl Patients Hospitals

Addiction

Weight-loss drug Wegovy could help treat alcohol addiction, researchers say

Wegovy Alcohol Addiction

Healthy Eating

Eating ultra-processed foods can have adverse health effects, but there are ways to cut back

Ultra-processed Foods

Opioids

Fatal overdoses reached another all-time high in Philadelphia last year

Philly Overdose Deaths

Government

Supervised injection sites barred in most Philly neighborhoods after City Council overrides Jim Kenney's veto

Supervised Injection Site Law

Opioids

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

Pain Medication AI

Addiction

Over-the-counter Narcan to be sold at major retailers starting next week

Over-the-counter Narcan

Addiction

1 in 5 marijuana users shows signs of dependency, study finds

Marijuana Addiction Dependency

Addiction

Men historically have drank themselves to death more often than women – but that is changing, study finds

Alcohol Deaths Women

Adult Health

Hip-hop and health – why so many rap artists die young

Addiction

White House plan targets xylazine, the animal sedative now commonly found in Philly's drug supply

Men's Health

Addiction research shows the influence that social factors have on men's health

Overdose Rate Men

Addiction

E-cigarette sales surged during the pandemic, CDC says

Music

Roots Picnic headliner Lil Uzi Vert discusses 7-month rehab stint in newly published interview

Lil Uzi Vert

Mental Health

Penn Medicine to open mental health care hub at former Mercy Hospital

Penn Medicine mental health

Addiction

Legal pot is more potent than ever — and still largely unregulated

Government

New advertising standards aim to boost responsible gambling in New Jersey

Addiction

Pennsylvania to make animal sedative xylazine a schedule III drug

Addiction

White House gives xylazine unprecedented 'emerging threat' designation

Xylazine Emerging Threat White House

Opioids

Over-the-counter Narcan to be available by late summer, manufacturer says

Narcan nasal spray

Addiction

Federal bill aims to make xylazine, the animal sedative used in 'tranq dope,' a Schedule III controlled drug

Xylazine Controlled Substance Bill

Health News

End of COVID-19 emergency will usher in changes across the U.S. health system

COVID Emergency Ends

Government

Camden County to bolster mental health services, addiction treatment with money from opioid settlement

Camden County Opioid Settlement

Addiction

FDA moves to restrict importation of xylazine, the animal tranquilizer exacerbating Philly's fentanyl crisis

Xylazine FDA traq

Addiction

Regular marijuana use increases the risk of heart disease, study finds

Marijuana Heart Disease

Depression

Ketamine has become an at-home treatment for depression, but some scientists say that set-up is too risky

Ketamine treatment

Addiction

As opioids mixed with animal tranquilizers arrive in Kensington, so do alarming health challenges

Kensington tranq dope

Addiction

To reduce tobacco use, Pennsylvania and New Jersey need to do much more, report says

Tobacco Use Report

Government

Methadone vans, overdose prevention services to be covered by Philly's opioid settlement funds

Philadelphia Opioid Settlement

Addiction

With 'tranq dope' afflicting more drug users, Philly steps up overdose response training and wound care

Xylazine Tranq Philadelphia Overdoses

Opioids

Fentanyl test strips made legal in Pennsylvania in hopes of reducing overdose deaths

Addiction

Among young adults, 1 in 5 deaths is caused by excessive alcohol use, study shows

Alcohol excessive drinking

Opioids

Opioid crisis in Philly has worsened since the pandemic, Kensington nonprofit says

Prevention Point Syringes

Addiction

Naloxone access varies widely in Pennsylvania – and so does the likelihood of surviving an overdose

Addiction

In Pennsylvania, expanding collegiate recovery programs offer lifelines to students battling addiction

Pennsylvania Collegiate Recovery Programs

Government

Delaware County to bolster addiction services with $62.5 million from opioid settlement

Delaware County Opioid Settlement

Government

Drug cartels are using 'rainbow fentanyl' to target young Americans, DEA warns

DEA rainbow fentanyl

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