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Even with a little over a month remaining, it has already been a very newsworthy summer. You can’t miss the headlines focusing on prescription drug abuse, bath salts, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, medical marijuana and more.

At Join Together we strive to be your go-to resource for the best substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, life and community – and we are grateful that you continue to be an integral part of our readership.

In an effort to bring you the most interesting and noteworthy topics, Join Together offers exclusive feature articles and expert commentaries seen nowhere else.

In case you missed any of our thought-provoking columns, from individuals such as Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California, Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Medical Association, Dr. Sharon Stanliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition and other industry experts, please find our top 10 features of the summer here:

Commentary: Steps to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Commentary: Illegal Online Pharmacies: A Potentially Fatal Threat to Consumer

Can Exercise Help People Dependent on Both Cocaine and Nicotine?

Commentary: Affordable Care Act Does Little to Increase Addiction Care Access

Hearings to Focus on Implementation of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Commentary: Take-Home Naloxone Has Vital Role in Addiction Treatment

Lessons from Maine’s Fight against Limits on Addiction Treatment

Commentary: Taking a Closer Look at College Marijuana Use

74 Percent of Teens in CO Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Used Diverted Medical Marijuana

Commentary: Menthol – We Know It Is a Killer and the Solution Is Obvious

While it’s a privilege to provide you with this free and unique resource, we need your help. Knowledge is power and we want to continue educating individuals nationwide with our vital information. Please invite your friends, family, teachers, coaches, clergy members and anyone or group you think would benefit to sign up for our Join Together Daily or Weekly eNewsletter at

Thank you,

Candice Besson, Join Together Managing Editor

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