December | CASAColumbia


The New York Times is to be applauded for its investigative reporting on the lack of access to quality treatment for opiate addiction. However, the article omits important information in evaluating the impact of buprenorphine.

The new National Institute on Drug Abuse’s annual Monitoring the Future report finds declines in teen use of some substances and increases in others.

By Jeffrey B. Lane

We thought The Buzz was a fitting name for our blog, designed to provide a continuous stream of topical news on the high points of addiction policy, practice and popular culture.

By CASAColumbia

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are not the magic cure-all that they’ve been made out to be.


Legalizing marijuana may put our children in danger, according to a May 28 article in Time Magazine. CASAColumbia’s Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Jayaram Srinivasan, wrote a letter to the editor applauding the magazine for drawing attention to this fact. In it he outlined the perils of legalization. 

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