News | National News

Oregonians Turning against Drug-Decriminalization ‘Mistake’ amid Record ODs, ‘Dystopian Nightmare’ | National Review

Clackamas County officials are pressuring the state to repeal Measure 110, which Oregonians of all stripes agree was a disaster.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

A stronger case for early substance use prevention

New research linking children’s brain development to neighborhood adversity suggests that efforts to prevent substance use disorders must start early and engage the whole community.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Are Post-Accident Painkillers Causing a Star Employee to Make Errors? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: One of my top employees, “Mary,” was rear-ended at a stop light three months ago and suffered from whiplash …

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

Cities and counties are suing major drugstore chains and Walmart, contending they distributed billions of painkillers that devastated communities.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Seattle’s Potential Solution for Heroin Epidemic: Places for Legal Drug Use

A city task force endorsed the idea of safe consumption facilities, which would allow addicts to take drugs without fear of being arrested.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Inside an L.A. OxyContin ring that pushed more than 1 million pills. What the drugmaker knew

Purdue knew about many suspicious doctors and pharmacies from prescribing records, pharmacy orders, field reports from sales representatives and, in some cases, its own surveillance operations, according to court and law enforcement records, which include

Sports | Mixed Bag

UFC Champ Jon Jones Tests Positive for Cocaine, Enters Rehab - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, stemming from a Dec. 4 random drug test requested by the Nevada Athletic Commission in the lead-up to his UFC 182 bout wit