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Current Events

August 12, 2014
Doors close on underage drinkingWatauga DemocratDoors close on underage drinking. by Anna Oakes. The Watauga Substance Abuse Prevention collaborative and Western Youth Network believe two Boone establishments'...
August 12, 2014
Binge, underage drinking proof positive of troublesHenry HeraldMillions of young men and women are either returning to college or leaving home for the first time to continue their education. For some of those...
August 12, 2014
13 underage drinking tickets issued by police on Lake Wawasee patrolThe Elkhart TruthConservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say targeted enforcement operations often result from...
August 12, 2014
Jacksonville Daily News Partnership looks at combating prescription drug abuseJacksonville Daily NewsEfforts to keep prescription medication from falling into the wrong hands do not end with arrests by law...
August 12, 2014
A federal program that provides billions in drug discounts to safety net hospitals and other health care providers is expanding under health care reform, but divergent views on the purpose and future scope of the...
July 17, 2014
E-cigarette makers are quickly producing new flavors to attract customers, The New York Times reports. More than 7,000 flavors are now available, with an estimated 250 new varieties being introduced each month.
July 17, 2014
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its...
July 10, 2014
The governors of five New England states announced Tuesday they are working together to tackle heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, The New York Times reports. The governors of Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut,...
June 30, 2014
Marijuana use is increasing in the United States as Americans change their attitude about the drug’s risks, according to a new report by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Globally, marijuana use seems to be...
May 14, 2014
Miami University is using an innovative approach to preventing prescription drug abuse among its students. Before prescribing medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the university student...

 

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