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Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup presents at the Board of Supervisors
April 17, 2018On Tuesday, April 17, Ventura County Behavioral Health and members of the Ventura County Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup gave a presentation on the Workgroup’s efforts to address the opioid crisis. In 2012, VCBH invited other county agencies to...
Lawmakers retreat from zero tolerance policy for young motorists who use pot
April 13, 2018Lawmakers ease up on pot policy for young motorists: Senate panel eras from 'zero tolerance' approach amid worry about minority bias. Proposal for one-year suspension of driver's licenses for minors caught with measurable amounts in their system.
Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana
April 13, 2018White House retreats from pot crackdown: Trump overrules Sessions' hard line after personal pleas from Republican senator.
NIH launches HEAL Initiative
April 5, 2018NIH launches HEAL Initiative, doubles funding to accelerate scientific solutions to stem national opioid epidemic. At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the...
Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose
April 5, 2018Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose. Urges more individuals to carry life-saving medication. "I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the...