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CBAM’s Dr. Shoptaw quoted in article on the lack of pharmaceutical company investment in medications to treat substance use disorder
High-potency cannabis linked to increased risk of psychosis and addiction, study suggests
The Washington Post: U.S. surpasses record 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021
Los Angeles Times Front Page Article on Contingency Management for the Treatment of Meth Dependence
Equity And Access: A Roadmap To Improving Vaccination Equity In South Los Angeles
The Importance of Federal Action Supporting Overdose-Prevention Centers


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